Speed unit catches 31 drivers in 90 minutes on one Yate road

September 03 2021
Speed unit catches 31 drivers in 90 minutes on one Yate road

POLICE detected a speeding driver every three minutes on a single Yate road during a crackdown.

The Yate neighbourhood policing team, supported by Avon and Somerset's road policing unit, have been targeting speeding and anti-social vehicle use on the town's roads.

A police spokesperson said: "As well as speeding, residents have complained of noisy exhausts and other anti-social vehicle use during the evenings.

"While neighbourhood officers have been patrolling to educate and warn drivers about their behaviour, the mobile speed camera has also been deployed.

"Within a 90-minute period on just one day the speed enforcement unit detected 31 offences on Scott Way alone."

Road policing unit officers who have been patrolling the town have reported dealing with up to six drivers for offences in a single patrol.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Terry Murphy said: "We've heard from residents how speeding drivers in noisy cars affect their quality of life. It's just not on.

"This isn't about penalising drivers, but making our roads safer and tackling a problem which is having an unacceptable impact on our community.

"Our message to drivers is to slow down and drive responsibly. As well as facing fines and points for speeding and other traffic offences, a driver who ignores a warning over anti-social vehicle use could have their car seized.

"People can be reassured that we're taking this issue seriously.

"We’re also liaising with the council and the community to identify other ways of solving the problem, such as physical traffic calming measures."

Anyone who wants to report an issue can call 101 and ask to speak to a member of their neighbourhood team.