The Chesterfield road which has become a regular 'haunt' for speed checks

Officers are conducting regular speed checks on a road in Chesterfield after a Mini driver was caught doing 51 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 1:14 pm

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said they were on a mission to target ‘contumacious’ drivers failing to adhere to the speed limit in Tupton today (April 22).

A Mini driver was captured speeding at 51 mph on Station New Road, a 30 mph zone, this morning.

Officers joked there was ‘no time for a brew’ as they will be making the road ‘a regular haunt’ of theirs as part of their operation to get drivers to slow down.

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Officers are doing regular speed checks on Station New Road in Tupton.

Users on social media made fun of the force’s use of contumacious – an archaic word to describe someone’s refusal to obey authority.

One person commented: “Had to look up that word! Going to try to get it into conversation at some point today!”

While another person added: “Someone's been eating the dictionary for breakfast - you've consumed the contumacies!”

The driver of a mini was caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone.

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