Almost 40 drivers stopped in day of action to tackle speeding in Swindon

By Jamie Hill - 26 June 2020

Crime

Officers stopped almost 40 motorists during a day of action tackling speeding and other driving offences in Swindon.

A team of around 35 officers carried our speed checks on Thamesdown Drive, Akers Way and Queens Drive yesterday (25/06).



In total:



- 34 traffic offence reports were issued to drivers for excess speed.

- Four traffic offence reports were issued for insurance-related offences.

- One traffic offence report was issued for a seatbelt offence.



Traffic offence reports are handed to the justice traffic department to determine how the offences should be dealt with.

Sergeant Connor Crespin, from Swindon Community Policing Team, said they were determined to show drivers that they were committed to improving the safety of the town’s roads.

He said: “These particular streets had been identified as potential hotspots for speeding, which is why we decided to target them in yesterday’s operation.

“We had brilliant feedback from members of the public, who said it was so positive to see officers out in such numbers and tackling an issue which we know has a huge impact on the local community.”

Yesterday’s operation follows last month’s national road safety campaign, which was supported here in Wiltshire with officers carrying out more than 300 speed checks across the county.

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