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Police give drivers advice on speed during checks on city road

Posted on 3rd February 2014

Drivers travelling along a busy Derby road were clocked by police during a crackdown on speeding.

Officers from Derwent Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out the speed checks on the 30mph Stores Road.

The survey, which took place on the morning on Friday, January 31, saw 175 vehicles checked.

The highest recorded speed was 37mph, and several drivers were given words of advice and warned that they could face fines of £100 and points on their license if they break the speed limits.

Police carried out the checks after Stores Road businesses had raised speeding as a concern.

PC Matthew Roe, from the Safer Neighbourhood team, said: “Speed limits are there for a reason and it puts lives at risk when people break them.

“Businesses in the area raised concerns with us and we will be carrying out more unannounced checks in the future to make sure all drivers stick to the limit.”

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