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Specials take to the road to put the brakes on speeding in the High Peak

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Officers from the Special Constabulary have been teaming up to tackle speeding on roads in the High Peak.

On the evening of Friday, August 19, Special Sergeant Kevin Harrell and Special Constable Sam Penny took to the road to monitor the speed of vehicles and reinforce the importance of abiding by the set speed limits.

The officers visited Strines Road near Hague Bar and Hayfield Road in New Mills as part of the checks and found several motorists to be exceeding the 30mph speed limit.

Overall 14 traffic offence reports were issued to drivers exceeding the limit, with one motorist found to be driving at 63mph in the designated 30mph zone.

Special Inspector Jason Pimborough said: “The Special Constabulary work hard to address issues that have a negative impact on local communities so we often carry out regular speed checks across the county.

“Speed limits are there for a reason, to keep drivers, pedestrians and other road users safe, so it is still shocking to see motorists exceeding them.

“We will continue to carry out regular speed checks in hotspots throughout the High Peak to help reduce speeding and other traffic offences, along with taking action against those motorists breaking the limit.

“We will also be speaking to motorists about the importance of safe and considerate driving to help keep the roads safe for all.”

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