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Members of the Gedling South neighbourhood policing teams carried out their latest community road safety operations in Burton Joyce and Carlton.





A police operation targeting speeding drivers as part of ongoing enforcement and educational work to keep road users safe.

Members of the Gedling South neighbourhood policing teams carried out their latest community road safety operations on Monday, November 27 in Burton Joyce and Carlton.

Officers took out a speed gun and set up checkpoints to help deter speeding along the 20mph Southdale Road in Carlton and the 40mph stretch of the A612 Nottingham Road, near the Burton Joyce border.

Gedling South neighbourhood policing team operation targets speeding drivers
Gedling South neighbourhood policing team operation targets speeding drivers

As part of the operations, police officers pulled over motorists who were clocked as going over the limit, with drivers then receiving appropriate sanctions.

The operations were part of continuing efforts to address the community’s concerns surrounding speeding in hotspot areas.

Last week, a 54-year-old man died after a two-car collision on Southdale Road which happened on the night of Wednesday, November 22.

Gedling South neighbourhood policing team operation targets speeding drivers
Gedling South neighbourhood policing team operation targets speeding drivers

The driver of one of the cars involved, a 19-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving, driving without insurance, and driving without a licence. A police investigation remains ongoing.

Hayley Whitehead, a sheltered housing coordinator said: “It’s a 20mph limit for a reason. Anyone trying to cross the road has to think twice as cars just seem to come out of nowhere and whizz past. It’s even worse at school times, so anything that helps raise awareness of the speed limit and the dangers of speeding can only be a good thing.”

The second operation to deter speeders was focused on a stretch of Nottingham Road leading to Burton Joyce.

Nottingham Road resident Hayden Reed said: “It’s a long and straight road and we do get the odd idiotic driver who thinks they can floor it. They seem to think they own the road, put their foot down, and come along here at excessive speed.

“I think high profile speed monitoring operations like this one are very welcome and are something we could do with more of.”

Gedling South neighbourhood policing team operation targets speeding drivers
Gedling South neighbourhood policing team operation targets speeding drivers

PCSO Trevor Parkinson said: “Our main purpose for carrying out these high-visibility operations isn’t just to enforce and hand out tickets to speeding drivers. It’s also to act as a deterrent and, where deemed appropriate, we will give words of advice to drivers educating them about the speed limit, encouraging safer driving, and raising awareness of the potentially fatal consequences of speeding.

“We will continue to run these proactive operations to keep people safe. Speed limits and driving laws are there to protect all road users, and we will always take action to ensure those caught committing an offence are dealt with in the most appropriate manner.”



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