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Hayfield motorists urged to be considerate on access only roads

Posted on 29th November 2016

Officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are urging motorists to be considerate following reports of unsafe driving in Hayfield.

Local residents have raised concerns about motorists causing problems by using access only roads as a cut through or parking along them, preventing other drivers from passing safely, particularly along Chapel Street.

PCSO Lee Baker from the village’s Safer Neighbourhood team said: “Chapel Street is an access only road and should only be used by residents or visitors to an address.

“Anyone seen using Chapel Street as a short cut or parking inconsiderately so that they cause an obstruction or a danger to other road users are committing offences under the road traffic act and could receive a £50 fixed penalty notice.

“We are asking motorists to be considerate and responsible to do their part in keeping our community safe from harm.”

Officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on increased patrols in the area and will be speaking to drivers about the importance of safe and considerate driving to help keep the roads safe for motorists and pedestrians.

The team will be carrying out checks over the coming weeks and months and motorists who are found to be breaching the access only route could receive a fixed penalty notice

To find out more or to report a problem call the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, or by sending them a message online using the Contact Us section of our website.

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