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Wollaton: 24 vehicles stopped in speed enforcement operation

Neighbourhood officers have responded to community concerns by taking to the streets to slow down speeding drivers.

Dozens of motorists were stopped across Wollaton as part of an anti-speeding day of action this week run by the city west neighbourhood policing team.

Cracking down on speeding is a policing priority in the city west area after public feedback indicated it as something the community wanted their officers to focus on.

As a direct response to this, police went out with speed guns on Thursday (29 June) – positioning themselves at different locations in Wollaton where speeding has been regularly reported.

High-visibility speed checkpoints were set up on Lambourne Drive in a 20mph zone during rush hour and then later in a 30mph zone in Wollaton Vale to deter drivers from going too fast as part of the dedicated day of action.

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In total, 24 vehicles were stopped during the operation, with six of these drivers receiving warning notices for going over the limit, and two vehicles also being seized for being driven without insurance.

The rest of the drivers stopped were given guidance about improving their standard of driving at the roadside by officers from the city west neighbourhood policing team.

Sergeant Jordan Hinds, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our motivation for conducting these anti-speeding operations isn’t to ruin anybody’s day, we just want to improve safety on our roads.

“The public have told us they want us to focus on tackling speeding, so that’s why it is one of our neighbourhood policing team’s priorities and why we carry out these days of action to try and deter bad driving.

“As an example of this, we had lots of positive interactions and engagement with local residents throughout the day, with people telling us they were thankful we were there, which was obviously nice to see.

“We were also told to keep returning to deal with this important issue, so I’d like to reassure our communities that we will certainly continue to do this, to help keep people safe on our roads.”

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