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Motorists reminded they face prosecution if the ignore road signs

Motorists in Bridgnorth are being reminded they face prosecution if they ignore no entry signs.

It follows 150 drivers prosecuted for ignoring the no entry sign on Old Worcester Road onto the A442 near Danesford.

Police initially issued a warning at the end of last year however recently have started to see an increase in the number of motorists ignoring the sign.

No entry signs are in place for a reason and drivers who ignore them are causing a substantial risk to other road users.

PC Lee Barton from West Mercia Police's Operations Policing Unit says if the information is passed to police, officers are not hesitating to pursue the motorists involved.

He added: "We're actively encouraging people to share any dash cam or CCTV footage they have of motorists committing driving offences and have been made aware the no entry sign on to the A442 is once again being extensively ignored. This clearly has the potential to cause a serious collision.

"Road signs, along with speed restrictions, are in place for a reason, and anyone who ignores them is risking not just their own safety but the safety of other road users.

"We want to make sure our roads across the county are even safer and are asking motorists to work with us and make sure they do not ignore these signs.

"Where footage is passed to us that clearly shows someone committing a driving offence then we will not hesitate to take action to pursue the driver and they could find they are faced with receiving 3 points on their licence and a £100 fine, attending a driver educational course, or ultimately being summonsed to court. For the offence"

For more information about road safety visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/roadsafety

ISSUED: 2.50pm 120819 EH

Published 12/08/19