Police tackle speeding in Stevenage


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Police are tackling speeding hotspots in a town, with the fastest recorded speed nearly twice the limit.

Neighbourhood officers for Stevenage Central are concentrating their efforts on St George’s Way, Bedwell Crescent and Lonsdale Road.

Over the past six months, officers have carried out eight speed checks on St George’s Way at different times of the day, with the fastest recorded speed of 56mph.

“It’s a 30mph limit, but many vehicles travel well over that,” said a Herts police spokesman.

“On average, officers stay approximately an hour. In that time they usually issue around three tickets, five or six warnings and then general verbal advice regarding motorists’ speeds.

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“The main aim is to educate drivers regarding their speed and the 30mph limit as it is a dual carriageway.”

Officers are also monitoring speeding on Bedwell Crescent and Lonsdale Road after residents complained it is an issue.

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Specific speeding operations have not yet been carried out on these roads.

“However, they are keeping it as a priority so it is monitored and can be actioned if necessary,” said the Herts police spokesman.

If you have an issue with speeding in the road or area where you live, you could set up your own Community DriveSafe scheme.

Volunteers are trained by police and given the equipment they need to monitor speeds and send official warning letters to speeding motorists.

To find out more, visit www.hertscommissioner.org or call 01707 806160.

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