Speeding drivers in your area targeted as part of Wiltshire roads policing campaign

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Officers were out on patrol in Coombe Bissett on Tuesday (17/11) as part of our week-long road safety campaign to reduce seriously injured and fatal road traffic collisions (RTCs) in Wiltshire.

They carried out two sets of rural speed checks at Homington Road and the A354 to enforce the speed limits in place.

At Homington Avenue, we are pleased to report that all were driving within or very close to the 20mph limit.

On the A354, one driver was given very strong words of advice for driving at 38mph in what is a 30mph zone, while one driver was issued with a traffic offence report for driving at 40mph.

SPC Hart, of the Salisbury Community Policing Team, said: “It is important, especially during these weeks of action, for the community we serve to see us out enforcing speed limits.

“Overall, we were really pleased to see most people abiding to the law. Driving within the speed limit, especially at this time of year when the road conditions are more difficult with leaves on the road and often wet surface, is so important to reduce the number of serious RTCs.

“We always look to respond to concerns from residents of where they think are particularly troublesome areas for speeding and encourage you to contact your local authority to report any issues.”

To get advice on the dangers of speeding and how to report it, visit https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/Vehiclesandroads. You can also find out more about the national Road Safety Week campaign here http://roadsafetyweek.org.uk.
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