Calls for more police speed checks to stop 'supercar racers' in Sheffield

Police have been urged to carry out more speed checks to catch the 'idiot' drivers tearing up and down Sheffield's streets.

Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 9:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 9:28 pm
Occupation Lane in Sheffield was one area where residents said speeding drivers are a real menace (pic: Google)

Police in the south east of the city this evening held a Facebook Q&A, and speeding motorists dominated discussions.

Residents complained about drivers racing through Occupation Lane, in Hackenthorpe, and Staniforth Road, in Darnall, endangering other road users and pedestrians.

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Sal Eyre asked for extra patrols on Occupation Lane, writing: "People travel at dangerous speeds up and down and trying to cross can be impossible."

She said the problem had been exacerbated due to the tram tracks maintenance work taking place.

Matt Priest asked: "Are the weekend hired supercar racers on Staniforth Road ever going to be monitored?"

And Jackie Wheatley described driving through Darnall as an 'absolute nightmare with the idiots speeding and parking wherever they want'.

"We do link in with them and will keep this on the agenda locally for more action."