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Community Speedwatch targets speeding motorists in Little Eaton

Posted on 25th June 2014

Local residents in Little Eaton joined up with their local neighbourhood officer to tackle speeding through their neighbourhood. Speedwatch-June-16

The initiative known as Community Speedwatch took place on Monday, June 16 on Alfreton Road in Little Eaton.

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 plays an important role in speed reduction.

“A total of 30 vehicles were recorded speeding between 35 and 44 mph in Little Eaton.

“Although not a policing priority, speeding is a concern for local residents, so the proactive measures we are taking will hopefully serve as a reminder to the motorists passing through this area that they need to be watchful of their speed.”

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.

A Little Eaton resident taking part in the initiative said: “These Speedwatch events help promote road safety and give us confidence that our local officers are aware of this issue and tacking action to tackle it.” 

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 Ilkeston.neighbourgoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk|

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