Speeding operations have been carried out in Welwyn village following requests from the public.
Last Saturday (18 February), officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team attended School Lane, a road in which locals had previously raised concerns. One driver was found to be speeding and they were given words of advice.
The team also took to the High Street following reports of inconsiderate parking. Officers had been informed that cars were parking on the white zig-zagged areas outside Tesco. Thankfully, all was found to be in order during the team’s patrols.
Officers had also conducted an operation in London Road and School Lane on Friday 10 February. One driver was given words of advice whilst another was sent a warning letter.
PC Anne Lopez, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank everybody who has been getting in touch with their concerns. Your feedback is really important and helps us know where to target our operations. I hope you feel reassured that we are listening and responding.
“These operations gave us the opportunity to speak to drivers and remind them about the dangers of speeding. They were hopefully also a good deterrent.
“Thankfully the vast majority of drivers are sensible and stick to the limit however we know there are some who disregard the law and I would like to remind those people that speeding is one of the major causes of road deaths. Please do not risk it.
“We also used the operations as a chance to chat to locals which was really nice as residents were very supportive.
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