More than 20 vehicles caught speeding as part of police and community crackdown

More than 20 vehicles caught speeding as part of police and community crackdown

By Jill Theobald | 27/06/2022

More than 20 vehicles caught speeding as part of police and community crackdown

MORE than 20 vehicles were caught speeding by the police as part of a crackdown by police.

Hundreds of vehicles were surveyed during speed monitoring sessions as part of #OpSlowdown after concerns were raised by councillors and residents about vehicle speed in the local communities. 

The Rotherham North Neighbourhood Policing Team were also joined by local councillors and members of community groups at the sessions. 

On Claypit Lane, Rawmarsh, 55 vehicles were surveyed, with four drivers exceeding 30mph.

In Dalton, on Hardwick Street three drivers out of 39 vehicles were caught exceeding 20mph, three out of 73 were exceeding 30mph on Dalton Lane #Dalton, and seven out of 100 were caught on Magna Lane driving at above the 30mph limit.

And in Swinton the teams clocked five drivers out of 190 vehicles on Warren Vale Road, and one out of 140 vehicles on Church Street, exceeding 30mph. 

A spokesperson for Rotherham North Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Well done to those drivers who adhered to the speed limits. 

“Those drivers who decided to exceed the speed limits on the above roads, will be receiving some form of paperwork from our colleagues over at Safety Camera Partnership.

“There are a vast network of roads in the North Policing area, and we try to get to as many locations as possible, throughout the year and at different times.”

The spokesperson added: “Our colleagues over at the Safety Camera Partnership will also be out and about in the Rotherham North area with their mobile camera vans.”

Anyone wishing to report areas where speed may be a concern, should contact www.safetycamera.org.