Police to crackdown on speeding drivers

PUBLISHED: 11:30 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 28 November 2013

PC Steve Lee.

PC Steve Lee.

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Police in Honiton will be getting tougher on drivers flouting the speed limits in the town.

PC Steve Lee, the neighbourhood beat manager for Honiton Town, says officers will be continuing to carry out speed monitoring in the town.

“The police are actively going out at various times of the day, particularly in areas like Battishorne Way and further afield,” says PC Lee. “We have had a period where we have been giving drivers advice and taking their details but that time is now coming to an end. We feel people have had plenty of notice and we will be giving tickets out. Anyone who gets stopped for speeding will be more rigidly dealt with.”

Speeding was identified as a top concern by residents when officers held ‘have your say’ surgeries in the town.

“People just need to be more careful,” he added.

PC Lee hopes the message has been getting through to drivers and said: “If I don’t have to hand out any tickets I will be happy.”

Motorists are also being reminded to ensure their vehicle is in a safe condition to be driven, especially during the winter months, and to make sure they can see clearly out of their windscreen before setting out on their journey.

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