Police operation targets speeding drivers in Ashfield

Police have been on the streets on Ashfield.
Police have been on the streets on Ashfield.

Nottinghamshire police have hailed a two-day operation to target speeding drivers in Ashfield as a success.

Coming about as a result of community engagement, Operation Decelerate ran across the district over the weekend of November 25 and 26.

Streets targeted included Coxmoor Road in Sutton, Diamond Avenue in Kirkby, Alfreton Road in Selston, Hayden Lane in Hucknall and many others.

It focused on the ‘fatal four’ - speeding, not wearing a seat belt, using a mobile phone whilst driving and drink driving - which are so often the cause of serious collisions and fatalities on the road.

Over 3000 vehicles were checked during the operation with police issuing the following reports:

►- 25 traffic offence reports issued for speeding, no insurance and other road traffic offences.

- 4 vehicles have been seized for having no insurance.

- 1 vehicle seized for having no valid vehicle tax.

- 20 people have been tested for their eye sight and am pleased to say all passed.

- 3 notices have been reported to the DVLA for being incorrectly registered.

Sergeant Carl Holland said: “We have listened to the communities of Ashfield and I am pleased to say that Operation Decelerate has been able to tackle those areas highlighted over this weekend.

“Road safety is a priority for the neighbourhood policing team and I will be looking to run Operation Decelerate again in the district in the future”.