'This is not a money making exercise': Police defend speeding crackdown in Sheffield

Police officers have defended a speeding operation in Sheffield after 22 motorists were caught breaking the limit.

Saturday, 25th April 2020, 11:01 am
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 11:44 am

South Yorkshire Police said the operation was mounted in Hillsborough and Walkley following ‘reports of cars travelling at excessive speed’.

A total of 22 motorists were caught driving too fast.

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But the force said it was not a ‘money making exercise’ and the majority of offenders were ‘given advice’ rather than a fine.

Sheffield North West neighbourhood policing team, said: “We've had reports of cars travelling at excessive speed in Hillsborough and Walkley, so we had patrols using a speed camera to identify speeding motorists.

Police mounted a crackdown on speeding in Hillsborough and Walkley

“This is not a money making exercise - of 22 cars identified as exceeding the limit only a couple of traffic offence reports were issued and the vast majority of people stopped were given advice only.

“We also made sure that COVID regulations were being complied with and everyone had a good reason to be out.”