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Speeding checks results - Carterton

The Carterton Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted a road check last Friday (6/10) to tackling speeding drivers as part of Operation Joule.

Starting at 8am and running throughout the morning, the Neighbourhood Team, in conjunction with Roads Policing, took the Speed Indicator Device (SID) to encourage motorists to stick to the speed limits on Shilton Road and Upavon Way.

Carterton Neighbourhood Sgt Mark Smith, said: "The checks were conducted during morning peak traffic flow and in wet weather. Despite this a number of drivers were stopped for exceeding the speed limit and 17 fixed penalty tickets were issued for speeding offences, one for driving without a seat belt and a number of other motorists received advice in relation to their manner of driving.

"These motorists were driving on wet roads, and a large number were driving past schools at a time when pupils were making their way to school.

"Our checks have hopefully sent home a message to motorists that speeding is unacceptable and limits are being enforced on the neighbourhood area by neighbourhood officers."

The Carterton, Bampton and Burford Neighbourhood Action Group identified speeding as one of its top priorities that needs tackling locally.

The Carterton Neighbourhood Police Team can be contacted on 08458 505 505 or by emailing: cartertonneighbourhood@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

Posted : 10/10/2006 16:30:52

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