Colaton Raleigh police outline speeding action taken

PUBLISHED: 10:08 30 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:31 10 June 2010

COLATON Raleigh s policing team have outlined what action they have taken to address residents concerns over speeding motorists. The police neighbourhood beat team have conducted regular speed checks along the B3178 through the village and attempted to a

COLATON Raleigh's policing team have outlined what action they have taken to address residents' concerns over speeding motorists.

The police neighbourhood beat team have conducted regular speed checks along the B3178 through the village and attempted to address the problem of large agricultural vehicles speeding along Hawkerland Road and Church Road.

A spokesperson for Budleigh and Colaton police said: "We have conducted regular speed checks in the village using the speed gun and the portable detection device.

"Councillor Channon has been contacted with regards to using the portable flashing thirty sign in the area. This is a possibility but a piece of land to erect the pole has to be established and permission sought.

"The area has been identified and we are looking at a meeting with the landowners to discuss further. Letters have been sent out to registered keepers caught speeding and tickets have been issued.

"We have used the local media and village newsletters for education and enlisted the help of the Police traffic department based at Exeter to carry out speed checks at later times in the evening that have been identified.

"Conversations have taken place with Highways with regards to redoing the road markings and rumble strips and we are waiting to hear on the result."

Regarding large agricultural vehicles speeding along Hawkerland Road and Church Road, the spokesperson said the main problem was with contract drivers used by farms, who were brought in at busy times.

He said: "Contact with farm managers is going to be made by PC Lea and an invitation to the next PACT meeting to discuss the problem.

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