Cannington clamps down on speeding

Cannington Speed Watch volunteers Brian Brin, Roy Pumfrey and George Pope. Photo: Jeff Searle.

Cannington Speed Watch volunteers Brian Brin, Roy Pumfrey and George Pope. Photo: Jeff Searle.

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THESE volunteers from Cannington Speed Watch are urging motorists to slow down along a busy road.

The group says the C182 main route through Cannington is particularly notorious for people abusing the 30mph speed limit.

Roy Pumfrey, of the group, said: “People are concerned about the impending increase in traffic when Hinkley C gets built.

“But we have noticed that out of all the roads we monitor this road is worse for speeding. I’d say about 10% of people drive over 30mph here.

“There are lots of pedestrians, including students from the Cannington Centre, who use the footpaths here and I hope people will think twice about speeding.”

The group hopes to act as a deterrent and are equipped with a radar gun, voice recorder and vehicle counter. They then pass on the information to the police.

If anyone wants to volunteer, contact Cannington Parish Council on 01278-653322.

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12:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Samej1 says...

Before everyone gets hung up on shift workers at HP, I'm more often tail gated at 30mph by school-runners with children in the car....
Before everyone gets hung up on shift workers at HP, I'm more often tail gated at 30mph by school-runners with children in the car.... Samej1
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