Police crack down on speeding in Cannington

Bridgwater Mercury: Police performing a speed check Police performing a speed check

SPEEDING motorists using a Cannington road as a racetrack have been targeted by police following a community meeting.

Police listened to people who attended their PACT meeting in September and identified speeding between Cannington and Hinkley as a priority.

The local neighbourhood team have been working with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue to conduct two days of speed checks during peak times.

A total of 1481 vehicles were checked and 26 were found to be exceeding the speed limit through Cannington.

Sergeant Steve Crago said: “Recently there has been an increase in traffic on this road and this is expected to continue for as long as Hinkley Point continues to prepare for, and possibly build, a new nuclear reactor.

"While the small number of drivers exceeding the speed limit is encouraging, we still have work to do to further educate drivers who exceed the speed limit in built-up areas.”

Let the police know priorities by calling 101 or visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

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8:09pm Sat 10 Nov 12

DannyDyersChocolateHomunculus says...

So less than 2% of cars exceeded 30 mph.

Sounds like a massive problem to me and money well spent.
So less than 2% of cars exceeded 30 mph. Sounds like a massive problem to me and money well spent. DannyDyersChocolateHomunculus
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8:52pm Sat 10 Nov 12

the voice of common sense says...

Now go into Bridgwater High street and see how fast the boy racers are going
Now go into Bridgwater High street and see how fast the boy racers are going the voice of common sense
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8:24am Thu 15 Nov 12

Alex@SDA says...

DannyDyersChocolateH
omunculus
wrote:
So less than 2% of cars exceeded 30 mph.

Sounds like a massive problem to me and money well spent.
The reason for the percentage of speeding motorists were due to the prominence of police officers in hi-vis tops, coupled with signs everywhere.

The picture as above says it all, and they were easily spotted from hundreds of yards away. Observers could see bonnets on cars "dipping down" as brakes were being heavily applied.

They were on site a long time, and the word soon got out, and some motorists leaving the village were flashing lights to those coming into the village.

The police may as well to have had a road block as you enter the village where they stop the traffic & point out where the speed-traps are situated.

They should do another one, but under normal conditions.
[quote][p][bold]DannyDyersChocolateH omunculus[/bold] wrote: So less than 2% of cars exceeded 30 mph. Sounds like a massive problem to me and money well spent.[/p][/quote]The reason for the percentage of speeding motorists were due to the prominence of police officers in hi-vis tops, coupled with signs everywhere. The picture as above says it all, and they were easily spotted from hundreds of yards away. Observers could see bonnets on cars "dipping down" as brakes were being heavily applied. They were on site a long time, and the word soon got out, and some motorists leaving the village were flashing lights to those coming into the village. The police may as well to have had a road block as you enter the village where they stop the traffic & point out where the speed-traps are situated. They should do another one, but under normal conditions. Alex@SDA
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11:50am Thu 15 Nov 12

cidreman says...

All areas of Bridgwater have speeding traffic ..
No Police checks are ever carried out
No point in advertising the event ..only way to stop it is a few fines ..and points added to the licence
you only see the PCSO Driving around no foot patrols ..
You nearly get knocked over by bikes speeding through Fore St ..not just cars etc
All areas of Bridgwater have speeding traffic .. No Police checks are ever carried out No point in advertising the event ..only way to stop it is a few fines ..and points added to the licence you only see the PCSO Driving around no foot patrols .. You nearly get knocked over by bikes speeding through Fore St ..not just cars etc cidreman
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