Motorists caught speeding at over 46mph in 30mph zone to be sent warning letters by police

SPEED CHECK: PCSO Brian Nicholson, with volunteer Neil Pennington, check vehicle speeds in Kirk Merrington. Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

SPEED CHECK: PCSO Brian Nicholson, with volunteer Neil Pennington, check vehicle speeds in Kirk Merrington. Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Shildon and Spennymoor)

MOTORISTS caught speeding at more than 46mph through a residential zone by police will be sent warning letters.

Spennymoor police ran a speed watch scheme on Eden Terrace, in Kirk Merrington, today (Thursday, August 8) from 8.20am following complaints from residents about speeders.

During the one hour operation on the 30mph stretch of road 127 vehicles were checked and 23 were found to be travelling at more than 35mph.

PCSO Brian Nicholson, of Spennymoor police, said: “We were there in high visibility jackets and a warning sign to follow up on concerns which were raised by the residents.

“Motorists seem to think that Eden Terrace is not a 30mph stretch of road even though it is.

“We took the details of the motorists who were speeding and then ran checks on them to locate the addresses of the drivers.

“We will send out warning letters and most people tend to slow down after they receive the letters.”

Speed check schemes have also been held in other areas of Kirk Merrington after several residents complained about inconsiderate motorists.

The Spennymoor police team plans to return to the Kirk Merrington area at some point during the next few weeks to carry out a follow up speed check event.

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8:02pm Thu 7 Aug 14

tubgut says...

Try the road coming in from Merrington Lane Spennymoor?
Try the road coming in from Merrington Lane Spennymoor? tubgut
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6:11pm Fri 8 Aug 14

behonest says...

Nice to see they are being given a chance, rather than being hit with a tax fine straight away.
It's a good decision, 'cos if I get a letter warning me I've been caught doing 46 in a 30 and, let's say, I get caught again a few weeks later doing the same, I cannot then bleat about the fine and the points for the second offence.
Nice to see they are being given a chance, rather than being hit with a tax fine straight away. It's a good decision, 'cos if I get a letter warning me I've been caught doing 46 in a 30 and, let's say, I get caught again a few weeks later doing the same, I cannot then bleat about the fine and the points for the second offence. behonest
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8:03am Sat 9 Aug 14

Equity1 says...

Why do we need volunteers are there no real cops left ? Inconsiderate motorists speed all over often on mobile phones because the chances of being caught by a real cop is virtually nil.Too many bosses in the police service on massive salaries too important to do the job they purportedly joined to do ! That's why we have so many pcso s running about making us all feel safe -not .
Why do we need volunteers are there no real cops left ? Inconsiderate motorists speed all over often on mobile phones because the chances of being caught by a real cop is virtually nil.Too many bosses in the police service on massive salaries too important to do the job they purportedly joined to do ! That's why we have so many pcso s running about making us all feel safe -not . Equity1
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12:23pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JackieShops says...

Nothing negative from me. Well done . Speeders ruin my street as well, so any help is welcome. I really hate internet trolls as well who have a pop at anyone for anything. Tell us exactly how many bosses are on massive pay then Equity and back up your comments. Unless you are a cop with a grudge who likes giving tickets to the honest public which is what you joined to do.
Nothing negative from me. Well done . Speeders ruin my street as well, so any help is welcome. I really hate internet trolls as well who have a pop at anyone for anything. Tell us exactly how many bosses are on massive pay then Equity and back up your comments. Unless you are a cop with a grudge who likes giving tickets to the honest public which is what you joined to do. JackieShops
  • Score: 3

12:26pm Sat 9 Aug 14

JackieShops says...

Equity1 wrote:
Why do we need volunteers are there no real cops left ? Inconsiderate motorists speed all over often on mobile phones because the chances of being caught by a real cop is virtually nil.Too many bosses in the police service on massive salaries too important to do the job they purportedly joined to do ! That's why we have so many pcso s running about making us all feel safe -not .
This has to someone who applied to be a pcso or cop and failed to get in.
[quote][p][bold]Equity1[/bold] wrote: Why do we need volunteers are there no real cops left ? Inconsiderate motorists speed all over often on mobile phones because the chances of being caught by a real cop is virtually nil.Too many bosses in the police service on massive salaries too important to do the job they purportedly joined to do ! That's why we have so many pcso s running about making us all feel safe -not .[/p][/quote]This has to someone who applied to be a pcso or cop and failed to get in. JackieShops
  • Score: 2

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