Drivers caught speeding

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Police took to the streets in Rotherham after reports that drivers were not stopping at a new pedestrian crossing.

Officers from the Rother Valley Safer Neighbourhood team took action after reports drivers were speeding on Outgang Lane, Laughton Common, Rotherham, and were failing to stop at the crossing.

During the operation, 85 vehicles were checked, 18 of which were speeding.

Of those, eight were stopped and each of the drivers was given speeding advice by police.

One fixed penalty notice was issued.

Inspector Nick Gaskell from Rotherham South said: “Police were responding to concerns of the local community. The primary aim was to educate motorists in respect of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit. Where motorists were slightly over the speed limit my staff issued words of advice.”