Day of action held to tackle speeding drivers in Swindon

By Jamie Hill - 2 July 2020


Officers in Swindon have been conducting proactive checks throughout the town today in a bid to tackle speeding drivers and improve overall road safety.

Team 4 have been out and about conducting speed checks at various locations including Thamesdown Drive, Akers Way, Barnfield, Queens Drive and the village of Wanborough. 

During the day officers stopped 41 vehicles.

In total:

- Seventeen Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) were issued for excess speed

- Two drivers were summoned to court for excess speed

- Two vehicles were seized for having no insurance

- Twenty drivers were stopped and given words of advice regarding their speed.

Insp Steve Love said: “It is really important that proactive days of action like this are held regularly – we know that speeding and general driving offences are a concern to everybody and we regularly receive feedback from members of the public about certain roads in the town where they perceive there to be a speeding issue. 

“Today was all about visiting these areas and conducting speed checks. 

“We hope this action provides reassurance to members of our community that we are committed to keeping our roads safe and will do all that we can to educate drivers of the importance of driving safely, and will take enforcement action when needed.”

The operation follows last month’s national road safety campaign, which was supported by Wiltshire Police with officers conducting more than 300 speed checks across the county. 

Insp Mark Freeman said: “Campaigns like this national campaign help us to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding to drivers and to other road users and it is really positive that officers are continuing the work carried out within the two weeks of the campaign to conduct regular days of action within their areas.

"Speed limits are implemented for a reason and drivers must ensure that they obey these limits in order to prevent any road related incidents.”

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