25th Oct, 2020

West Mercia Police carry out speed checks across Malvern district

Tristan Harris 27th Jan, 2020 Updated: 27th Jan, 2020

POLICE officers have been out and about across Malvern District over the past few days.

Yesterday speed enforcement checks was undertaken on the B4209 Hanley Swan and at the Hanley Road and Green Lane junction. Two tickets were issued by officers.

On Thursday the Link and Dyson Safer Neighbourhood Team were carrying out a speed monitoring operation on Leigh Sinton Road.

On that day, across Malvern, Kidderminster and Worcester, more than 15 drivers were caught breaching the speed limit and reported to court. Some vehicles were seized and stop and searches were carried out on suspicious drivers.

The speed checks were carried out during the latest enforcement campaign being held both by West Mercia Police and nationally.

The drive, which was launched runs until February 2, is being co-ordinated by the NPCC (National Police Chiefs’ Council) to improve road safety and law enforcement.

Statistics show in the past three years across the West Mercia Police force area 131 people were killed and 933 seriously injured in crashes where speeding or the use of inappropriate speed for the conditions was recorded as a factor.

Motorists are encouraged to think about their speed and reminded to always stay within the limit because, police say, the higher the speed, the more devastating the consequences of a collision.

Throughout the campaign West Mercia Police Road Safety team, police officers, PCSOs, special constables and community speed watch volunteers will be out and about in local communities taking part in a mixture of enforcement and educational operations.

Superintendent Mel Crowther from West Mercia Police said there were too many people in local communities whose lives were affected by people speeding and families which knew far too well the devastating consequences speeding and subsequent crashes could have.

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points. Drivers are disqualified if they reach 12 points within three years.

  • WHICH roads in Malvern district do you think are the worst for speeding motorists? Are there any in particular you feel police should be targeting or deserve speed signs or cameras? Email us your views to editor@malvernobserver.co.uk

 

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