In an emergency always call 999

Drivers caught speeding in police road safety checks

Posted on 24th January 2014

PC-Russ-Crooks-speed-watch2

Police issued tickets to drivers who were clocked speeding during a road safety campaign in Morley and Little Eaton.

Officers from Ilkeston Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out the checks on 30mph roads in the two villages to monitor speeding issues.

Six drivers were issued with traffic offence reports and could face further action after being clocked between 38mph and 61mph.

PC Russ Crooks, from the team, said: “Speed kills and if you break the speed limit you can expect to face the penalties.

“All it takes is for one small mistake and you can end up in an accident that can ruin lives and even result in someone’s death.

“Drivers should leave more time for their journeys instead of driving above the speed limit and we will continue to target speeders until the message hits home.”

The speed checks were carried out using laser speed guns that accurately record speeds, on Wednesday, January 22.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.