Crackdown on speeders in Axminster and Uplyme

PUBLISHED: 14:59 19 February 2015

Ready with the speed gun PCSOs Andy Trott and Hayley Widger

Ready with the speed gun PCSOs Andy Trott and Hayley Widger Picture: CHRIS CARSON


Police launch new campaign to target drivers who go too fast

Speeding drivers are being targeted in Axminster and Uplyme

Police have launched a crackdown on motorists who drive too fast following complaints from residents.

Areas of special concern are Lyme Road and Yawl Road.

Now officers will carry out speed checks in these locations during the next four to five weeks at various times of the day.

The results will be studied by traffic officers and county highways officials to decide whether any further action is needed.

In the meantime, police say they would like to step up a Speed Watch Scheme for Axminster.

This involves teams of volunteers who stand at the side of the road in designated risk assessed locations monitoring traffic.

Speeding vehicles’ details are recorded and warning letters and advice are sent to the owners.

At least six people are needed to launch the scheme.

Anyone interested should contact the Axminster Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 or visit the Devon and Cornwall Police website.

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