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Community Speedwatch tackles speeding motorists in Morley

Posted on 29th July 2014

Local residents in Morley have been working with local police to tackle speeding through their neighbourhoods.Morley-Speedwatch

A Community Speedwatch took place on Tuesday, July 22 outside the school in Morley and on Brick Kiln Lane.

PC Russell Crooks from Ilkeston Rural Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team organised the initiative and invited local residents to assist him with monitoring the speed of traffic passing through.

PC Crooks said: “Speedwatch does play an important role in speed reduction and is very effective. 

“Within a one hour period a total of 20 vehicles were recorded speeding between 35 and 41 mph."

Drivers are warned that if they are caught breaking the speed limit again they may face a penalty and that data recorded by the initiative may help officers identify locations for speed detection equipment in the future.

The local parish chairman took part in the initiative and said: “The Speedwatch events help promote road safety and certainly reduces the amount of speeding vehicles travelling through our village.” 

If you are concerned about speeding in the Ilkeston Rural area please contact PC Crooks for further information.

To contact PC Crooks please call the non-emergency number 101 or e-mail|

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