Police target speeding drivers near Chesterfield after tip-off

Police have cracked down on speeding drivers passing through a village near Chesterfield after a tip-off from residents.

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 9:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 1:37 pm

Officers took part in three days of enforcement on Station New Road, Old Tupton, between May 22 May and 24.

Three drivers were given warnings for their speed while seven were ticketed for driving between 41mph and 50mph in the 30mph zone.

A driver who was seen driving at 53mph in the 30mph zone was found to have no licence or insurance and the car was seized.

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Police target speeding drivers in Tupton, near Chesterfield.

The man was also found to be in possession of cannabis and failed a road-side drug test. He has been reported for the various traffic offences and was given a fine for possession of cannabis.

Chief Inspector Jim Thompson, who oversees the roads policing team, said: “We rely on members of the public to let us know where there are issues about many different types of crime – and speeding is no different.

“Over the three days a number of drivers were caught driving over the limit and handed fines, with one driver was not only driving at an excessive speed but also without a licence or insurance.

“Across the county we have seen a huge increase in the number of people getting out for walks in their local area and using bikes – many being families with young children.

“Sadly, we see on an all too frequent basis the devastating effects of driving too quickly and for the next two weeks we are supporting the national speeding campaign led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.”