Officers carry out speed checks across Stafford Borough
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Officers across the Stafford borough are carrying out speed checks in order to deter irresponsible drivers.
In the last two days, officers have pulled over a number of speeding motorists.
On day one, a driver was caught travelling at 39 miles-per-hour in a 30mph zone on Longton Road in Stone.
Another driver was stopped travelling at 38 miles-per-hour on Meaford Road in Barlaston.
On the A34 Stone Road in Stafford, a driver was travelling at 48mph in a 40mph zone, close to a 30mph area.
In each case, the drivers were spoken to by officers and given appropriate advice.
On the second day, officers stopped a driver travelling 37mph on Eccleshall Road in Stafford.
Local residents spoke to officers to say how pleased they were to see police at the location.
Speaking of the operation, Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, of Stafford Borough neighbourhood policing team (NPT), said: “We are focussing on areas where we have repeat complaints and looking to support local community speed watch teams.
“If you are concerned about speeding in your area, I’d encourage you to consider setting up a community speed watch team. You can contact us for guidance on how to do this.
“So far speeding vehicles stopped at the locations have been given advice and officers will be conducting further regular operations.
“Where appropriate, we will be prosecuting drivers committing offences.”
To find out more about the dangers of speeding and to report any issues in your local area, visit: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/seen-or-heard/ .
Alternatively, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101.
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call 999 in an emergency.