Speed check crackdown

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POLICE were joined by Community Speed Watch volunteers to check how fast drivers were travelling through Hathersage and Curbar.

The checks were carried out over two weeks - and nobody was found to be speeding.

Community Speed Watch was set up in the area by residents concerned about speeding and to give locals the chance to work alongside officers on road safety issues.

Drivers caught breaking the limit are sent a letter to warn them that if they are caught repeatedly they risk a fine and penalty points.

Police Community Support Officer Anthony Boswell said: “I hope these positive results show motorists are slowing down and taking on board the road safety message.

“Further checks will be carried out in the Hathersage and Hope Valley area during the next few weeks.”