Over 100 drivers caught speeding on rural Derbyshire roads after residents' complaints

Officers in Derbyshire caught 101 drivers speeding in rural roads across the county last month.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 12:21 pm

The county’s Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) conducted speed enforcement checks on particularly busy roads across Derbyshire last month, following complaints from residents.

On February 20, a total of 42 motorists were caught speeding on A623 The Dale in Stoney Middleton.

While a further 59 drivers were documented travelling faster than the legal speed limit on Sheffield Road in Hathersage, a week later on February 27.

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Drivers were caught speeding on Sheffield Road in Hathersage.
Drivers were caught speeding on Sheffield Road in Hathersage.

Members of the public voiced their concerns about regular and dangerous speeding in the area by speaking to police from the Bakewell, Hathersage and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team – who ‘thanked’ residents for speaking up.

Residents also submitted their thoughts by completing a report of speed concern via the Crest website which prompted the speed checks.

Anyone who has concerns about speeding in local areas should report information about the offences to officers online.

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