Speeding operations in Welwyn Garden City and Digswell
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Two speeding operations were carried out in Welwyn Garden City and Digswell last week in direct response to concerns from the public.
On Wednesday (25 January), officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team took to New Road in Digswell and Panshanger Drive in Welwyn Garden City.
The operation was carried out by PCSO Jack Andrews, PC Mitchell Cartwright, PC Darren Turner, PC Andrew Dockerill and PCSO Bill McCaskie following reports from local residents about speeding in the area.
Thankfully, no drivers were found to be speeding during the operation.
However, in a second operation carried out on the same day, officers had to stop a number of drivers.
PCs Cameron Abraham, Anne Lopez, Neil Duddy and Ian Drury took to Herns Lane with PCSOs Mark Randall and Shannon Payne. Three drivers were given words of advice. Meanwhile a further two motorists were stopped and issued with traffic offence reports for driving at 40mph. The speed limit on Herns Lane is 30mph.
Wednesday’s speeding operations fell within the national Neighbourhood Policing Week (23 – 29 January) which shines a light on the work carried out by Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
PC Cameron Abraham said: “Speeding can have devastating and even fatal consequences. The speed limits are there for a reason and we’re determined to educate drivers and ensure that they stick to those limits.
“I hope these operations provide reassurance to the local community that we are always listening to your concerns. I would also like to say a big thank you to all those who take the time to tell us what they’d like to see prioritised.
“The feedback which led to the operations came in via echo, our community voice platform, and I encourage residents to keep on letting us know their thoughts using echo. We regularly monitor it and it helps us to plan operations like these.”
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