Crackdown on speeding in village

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 May 2012

Police combat speeding in Woodbury.

Police combat speeding in Woodbury.


Police in Woodbury have clamped down on drivers speeding through the village.

Officers spent a morning with a radar trap and speed gun in Broadway, by the Fulford Way junction, following complaints from local people.

In the course of a morning 1,194 vehicles had their speed checked, with 51 drivers being spoken to about their speed, and two given fixed penalty tickets.

The operation was mounted after complaints about speeds on the road, however police found it was villagers themselves who were the worst offenders.

PC Chris Pusey said: “There are issues with speeding in the village and we’re trying to combat that with various pieces of equipment.

“Unfortunately, this morning it seems to have been locals, resident in the village itself, who have been speeding.”

Police Community Support Officer Donna Baker added: “Local people need to realise it’s in their hands.”

Despite the number of local drivers spoken to, police said villagers did appreciate their efforts.

PC Pusey said: “Lots of residents have come out to see what we’re doing, and we’ve had lots of pats on the back for doing it.”

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