Posted on 5th November 2014
Police in Whaley Bridge will be putting the brakes on speeding motorists after setting the issue as the latest policing priority for the community.
The Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team will be focusing on the issue for the next three months after residents raised concerns about the speed of motorists around Furness Vale, particularly on Buxton Road.
PC Ellen Barlow and PCSO Tracy Jones will be working alongside the Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team (CREST), and other partner agencies, to target motorists exceeding the limit.
Motorists will be advised about the importance of safe and considerate driving and sticking to the law on the roads, especially around primary schools where young children and their parents cross regularly.
Warnings or fines will be issued to motorists found to be breaking the speed limit on roads in the area.
Officers will also be seeking the support of local residents to carry out Community Speed Watch events in problem areas.
The scheme involves the use of equipment which displays the speed of passing motorists, alerting them as to whether they are abiding by the speed limit or not.
The volunteers will take down details of vehicles that are excessively speeding and the information is fed back to the local neighbourhood policing team.
Anyone interested in joining the Whaley Bridge Community Speed Watch Scheme is asked to contact PCSO Tracy Jones on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.