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Motorists caught in major police speeding operation

15:35 09 July 2014

car driving fast into forest.

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Police have cracked down on speeding in Topsham as part of an ongoing road safety operation.

Following concerns raised by residents, officers carried out a number of speed checks on Exeter Road.

Nearly 30 drivers were stopped for exceeding the limit during the four-hour session, carried out in partnership with the fire service, with 54mph the highest recorded speed.

Ten on-the-spot fixed penalty tickets were issued and all stopped drivers were asked to view a road safety awareness video developed by the fire service, which demonstrates the consequences of driving at high speed.

PC Steve Parsons said: “We are focusing on cutting down on the number of road traffic accidents and fatalities which can be avoided if drivers abide by the speed limits given.”

PC Parsons added that more anti-speeding operations are planned during the busy summer period.

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  • Dear Exmouth Journal I live just round the corner from Exmouth Road on which Police officers, according to PC Parsons, carried out a number of speed checks. Now secrecy is probably important for a speed check operation, I mean, we would not want motorists applying their brakes prematurely on sighting police helmets. Police officers do a superb job for us residents especially in view of the savage reduction in the number of officers on the beat. However - 54 mph? I belong to the Nutters Club in Topsham and on some mornings, I am padding along the pavement a little after 06.00 hours - a heart stopping experience I can tell you! Vehicles of all types driven by all genders of all ages shoot by well in excess - I estimate - of 54 mph! Still, many thanks for helping to maintain calm on the asphalt. We footsloggers appreciate all your efforts to bring sanity to bear on the crowded roads and pavements of Exeter Road. Best wishes, terry tarpey.

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    Terence Tarpey

    Friday, July 11, 2014

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