Drivers stay within speed limits

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RECENT Community Speed Watch checks in Bradwell and Curbar have found no drivers breaking the speed limit.

Local volunteers joined forces with PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Area Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on Wednesday, November 9 and Friday, November 11.

The checks were carried out on Main Road in Bradwell and Bar Road in Curbar.

The initiative was introduced with the support of the Safer Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, to help target residents concerns about the issue.

Funding was provided by Derbyshire Dales District Council for signs to make motorists aware of the checks as they approach and anyone found travelling above the speed limit is sent a letter to inform them about their speed, requesting them to respect local limits.

They are also warned that if they continue to speed, they risk getting a fine and that the data recorded by the scheme will help officers identify locations for speed detection equipment.

PCSO Boswell said: “It is always pleasing when we carry out checks and everyone is driving within the speed limit, as it is good to see motorists driving responsibly. I hope that Community Speed Watch continues to raise awareness of the concerns for local residents and encourages drivers to respect the safety of the community and other road users.”

The Hathersage Area Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to work with Community Speed Watch volunteers to carry out checks in the area over the coming months.

To contact the your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, the new non-emergency number for Derbyshire police or email from the website: www.derbyshire.police.uk.