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Newhall cops bid to put an end to speeding motorists

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 05, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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POLICE are clamping down on speeding on a residential road – after drivers were clocked at speeds of up to 70mph.

Residents of Oversetts Road, Newhall, have been complaining to Derbyshire Police about cars speeding up and down the street at all times of the day and night.

Police chiefs have said they would take a closer look at speeding in the area and address what would be done to put an end to the problem.

A report from a recent Safer South Derbyshire meeting said: "It was raised that in Oversetts Road cars are reaching speeds of between 60mph and 70 mph.

"This is taking place with parked cars on both sides of the road and children walking nearby.

"This is happening at a range of times between 3pm and 8pm."

Residents have suggested that inclusion of speed ramps and regular speedwatch sessions could help bring an end to the issue.

It was also revealed that there was an ongoing issue with people parking on the footpath along the road.

Cars are regularly being left on both sides and the matter has been reported to both the police and officials from Derbyshire County Council.

It is not the first time the road or surrounding streets have been plagued by speeding drivers.

Special speed checks have regularly taken place in areas such as Main Street, Woods Lane and Fairfield Crescent, in Newhall, by officers from the Midway and Newhall Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.

A spokesman for the force said: "We will be conducting further speed checks in the future, but we do ask all motorists to be considerate and to drive with due care when travelling."

Kevin Richards, who represents Newhall on South Derbyshire District Council, previously told the Mail: "We don't want to have to deal with any accidents because of speeding in Newhall.

"Hopefully, the people who have been caught in the act will now learn their lesson and not do it again.

"Word of mouth will then act as a warning."

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