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Five per cent of drivers are found to be speeding in Weston and Weston Hills over six-week period, new figures show




One in 20 drivers recorded as speeding through Weston and Weston Hills over a six-week period were reported, new figures show.

A report from a Community Speed Watch (CSW) group for the two villages revealed that just over 1,250 vehicles were checked by a hand-held device during eight separate speed checks between September 24 and November 3 this year.

Just over five per cent, or a total of 64 drivers, were reported to Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) for ignoring the villages' respective 30mph and 40mph limits.

SPEED WATCH: Volunteers Mike Harris on Chris Dicks and Jane Hickford in High Road, Weston.Photo: SG-250918-006TW
SPEED WATCH: Volunteers Mike Harris on Chris Dicks and Jane Hickford in High Road, Weston.Photo: SG-250918-006TW

One driver was warned by police for verbally abusing CSW volunteers in High Road, Weston, last week after they were clocked doing 51mph when the village's speed limit is 30mph.

Coun Chris Dicks, CSW coordinator for Weston and Weston Hills, said: "The car was found to be doing in excess of 30mph so we took the details down as it went straight on.

"Within a couple of minutes, while we checking other vehicles, the same car came from the opposite direction, but again exceeding the 30mph limit.

"Then the car stopped, the driver got out and began verbally abusing the CSW team.

"The driver was reported to LRSP who contacted the police and officers visited the driver to give them a word in the ear."

Weston and Weston Hills were the first villages in South Holland to launch CSW and Coun Dicks, of Weston Parish Council, said: "I'd hope that, within time, speeds will drop as people understand that we're out and about."

SPEED WATCH: Volunteers Mike Harris on Chris Dicks and Jane Hickford in High Road, Weston.Photo: SG-250918-005TW
SPEED WATCH: Volunteers Mike Harris on Chris Dicks and Jane Hickford in High Road, Weston.Photo: SG-250918-005TW

LRSP spokesman John Siddle said: "We are very pleased with the work around CSW being carried out in South Holland.

"The CSW teams are out making a difference and influencing driver behaviour, reminding people that they should drive within the speed limit.

"For those that were captured above the limit, they will have clear confirmation about their behaviour and we hope they will take some action around that.

John Siddle of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership.Photo supplied.
John Siddle of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership.Photo supplied.

"Meanwhile, the abusive driver in Weston has been visited by a police officer and given some advice."

If you are interested in volunteering for CSW in Weston and Weston Hills, contact Coun Dicks on 01406 371313.


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