'Kill your speed' Exmouth police tell parents

EXMOUTH police have written to parents whose youngsters attend Marpool Primary School, asking them to curb their speed while driving along Bradham Lane.

EXMOUTH police have written to parents whose youngsters attend Marpool Primary School, asking them to curb their speed while driving along Bradham Lane.

Officers have received concerns over speeding cars using the route at the start and end of each school day.

In a bid to prevent an accident the neighbourhood team has asked parents to stick to the 20mph limit while the crossing lights are flashing.

And the police have used a speed gun on the stretch of road to determine how fast vehicles are travelling - stopping drivers found exceeding the limit.


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* Findings revealed in July 2009 the average speed was 28.9 mph.

* In September 2009 the average speed was 26.5 mph.

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* Some 22.8 mph average was recorded in November

PC Martin Young said the average speed has since reduced to 18.2 mph.

He said: "PCSO Penny spoke to the school crossing operative at this crossing in January.

"She is happy that the speed of vehicles has reduced considerably and public awareness of the crossing being in use has increased.

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