Motorists now speeding along High Street

PUBLISHED: 13:47 06 July 2010 | UPDATED: 13:47 06 July 2010

There have been a number of vehicle crimes in Topsham this June.

There have been a number of vehicle crimes in Topsham this June.

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Honiton town centre is attracting faster drivers at night, police chiefs are told.

A DESERTED High Street at night is becoming a magnet for speeding drivers, police chiefs have been told.

Addressing a Devon and Cornwall Police Authority liaison meeting, held at Honiton Community College, former mayor Joanna Bull said: “Speeding in the High Street in the evening is horrendous. It is getting worse and worse.

“It is an absolute nightmare and it’s as if they are on a race track.”

Mrs Bull said she feared crossing the road at night.

“There is no way I can take down registration numbers. They are just getting away with it,” she said.

Sergeant Martin Burrow replied: “There is a prosecution pending for an alleged speeding offence in High Street.

“We do look at High Street and we are aware of the issue.”

Inspector Antonia Weeks said: “When you take away daytime activity, with wide streets, there is the potential for speeds to increase.”


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