Speeding Checks At Matchborough After PACT Concern
Police were involved in speeding checks at Matchborough in Redditch which were prompted by concerns raised at PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meetings there.
Local Policing Officer PC Paul Downes carried out checks with a hand-held device in Icknield Street Drive last Tuesday (7 August) morning. He was accompanied by ward Councillor Juliet Brunner, Redditch MP Karen Lumley, and the chairman of Rycknield Residents Panel, Alan Walker. A Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) obtained by Councillor Brunner and County Councillor Gay Hopkins was also used.
PC Downes said the vast majority of vehicles slowed down when they saw the speed checks being conducted and less than a handful were found to be marginally over the 40 miles per hour limit there. They were stopped and the drivers given appropriate advice.
PC Downes said that speeding had been regularly raised at PACT meetings in Matchborough.
He added: "Speeding has been identified by residents as a priority for them. We will continue to enforce speed limits in order to help reduce the number of collisions and make our roads and communities safer in the process. It demonstrates that we do listen to the community and act on the issues they raise. "
Councillor Brunner said: "Drivers who speed through our streets need to be aware that the community are not prepared to let this continue. This exercise has raised awareness and sent a message out that we will not tolerate speeding. I am really pleased that we have been able to address the community's concerns and I look forward to working further with the Police to put a stop to it."