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Speeding drivers warned by police during road safety checks in Oakwood

Posted on 1st July 2014

Motorists were stopped by police and given words of advice about their speed as part of an ongoing road safety drive.

Officers from Oakwood Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a speed check on various sections of Bishops Drive following complaints about drivers from concerned local residents.

The checks, which took place between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on Monday, June 30, saw 231 vehicles monitored with the majority of drivers travelling under the 30mph limit with the highest speed recorded at 40mph.

 PC Stephen Meek from the team said: “Today was an educating exercise to make local motorists and passing traffic aware of the speed limit in this area, in total 12 motorists were caught speeding and warned that further action could be taken if found driving at excessive speeds again.

“We will continue to monitor this area and will be carrying out similar checks in the near future, hopefully people will take the advice on board.

“Many of the residents welcomed the checks and acknowledged our commitment to the concerns of the local community.”

Further speed checks will be carried out on roads across the area by officer from the Oakwood team.

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