Surfleet and Quadring: speeding drivers targeted

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POLICE have focused efforts on tackling speeding drivers in Surfleet and Quadring after calls for action from residents.

In Surfleet, members of the public raised their concerns about motorists topping the 30mph limit in Station Road, while villagers were worried about the dangers posed by speeding cars in the 30mph zone in Main Road, Quadring.

Their fears were passed to the Spalding North Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team at a series of police surgeries and informal meetings between residents and officers across the area.

In Quadring residents were particularly concerned about speeding traffic near to the crossroads on Main Road, where schoolchildren walk on their way to and from school.

They told the neighbourhood policing team that the problem is at its worst between 7am and 9am and then again between 5pm and 7pm.

As a result the team carried out highly visible foot and mobile patrols during school hours and used an interactive speed sign to warn drivers of their speed.

As a result of radar gun checks, 12 offenders have been given either an official warning, fixed penalty notice or referred to a speed reduction seminar, aimed at teaching them about the dangers of driving too fast.

The policing team also plans to work with pupils at Quadring Primary School when the weather improves, to teach them about the dangers of speeding.

In Surfleet, the team was told that the biggest problem occurred in the early morning and late afternoon on weekdays, causing annoyance and alarm to residents and raising concerns over safety of pupils at the school in Station Road.

In an update report, the policing team, led by community beat manager Pc Ian Coulson, said: “We have been carrying out regular speed checks along the entire stretch of Station Road, and also Reservoir Road.

“We have used an interactive speed sign to educate drivers of their speed and we have also conducted speed checks with the radar gun, which has led to numerous speeding tickets being issued.”

Pc Coulson promised that further speed checks will be carried out in a bid to tackle the problem.

Officers also took the radar gun and interactive sign into the primary schools in both villages to educate pupils about the dangers of speeding cars.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team will be talking to residents and taking note of any issues affecting them during a coffee morning at the Frasier Rooms, Gosberton Road, Surfleet on Friday from 10am to noon and at Donington Library, High Street, Donington, the same day from 2pm to 4pm.