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Motorists prosecuted for speeding and other offences during police operation

Unsuspecting drivers were handed tickets following a successful police operation to target those breaking the law on the roads.

Officers from the Gedling neighbourhood policing team took part in a full day of action to crack down on speeding and other driving offences on Wednesday (5 October) in response to concerns raised by residents.

The proactive operation was run in various hot-spot locations including Calverton Road, Surgey’s Lane, Killisick Road, Rolleston Drive and Coppice Road in Arnold.

Neighbourhood policing sergeant Stuart Howe said: “We managed to stop a number of vehicles speeding, with eight offences being dealt with via words of advice and prosecution.

“Also three drivers were stopped driving with mobile phones and another for not wearing a seat belt. All have had notice of intended prosecutions for these offences.

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“I hope targeted operations like this one reassure local residents that we will listen to their concerns and take positive action to tackle issues, such as speeding, which have an adverse impact on the local community.

“Tackling and reducing speeding is a priority for us and we have a number of planned operations taking place within the neighbourhood policing team area through October.

“We will continue to carry out action days like this to combat those who speed on our roads and don’t wear seatbelts and place not only themselves but the public at risk.

“We would urge anyone driving a car without a seatbelt, using a mobile phone or speeding 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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