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100 vehicles speed checked in Sneinton operation

Police have responded to community concerns about speeding and dangerous driving by carrying out a successful operation targeting nuisance motorists.

Officers received complaints from the public about a number of locations in Sneinton, so hit the pavements to target those breaking the law on our roads.

Officers from Sneinton Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), The Meadows NPT and Operation Reacher used a speed gun in two streets, Colwick Road and Cardale Road, where they checked the speed of more than 100 vehicles.

Police Constable Adam Smith, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We regularly receive information from local residents about the wide range of issues that affect their lives and will always do our best to tackle issues that are most important to them and causing them concern.

“Speeding is an issue that residents are understandably concerned about, and we would like to reassure the people of Sneinton and Nottingham south that we regularly undertake speeding operations throughout the area.

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“The result of this operation shows how important it is that we carry out action days like this to combat those who speed on our roads, don’t wear seat belts and use mobile phones while at the wheel, placing not only themselves but the public at risk.”

Six motorists were issued with tickets during the targeted operation on 4 August 2022.

One was spotted travelling at 48mph in a 30 zone, while others were clocked at 39 and 38mph.

A driver not wearing a seat belt and a motorist using a mobile phone while driving were also issued with tickets.

Five other vehicles were stopped and given advice from officers about various traffic offences.

Speeding, drink-driving, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt are known as the ‘fatal four’ because they are the most common reasons for deaths and serious injuries on the road.

PC Smith added: “We would urge anyone committing these offences to think about the impact a collision could have on not only their lives but an innocent person as well.

“Neighbourhood policing is about good communication with the people in our communities so I would ask anyone who has any concerns about where they live to get in touch with us or speak to any of our officers out on patrol.”

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