Police operation mounted to tackle speeding in Sheffield city centre

A police operation to tackle speeding and dangerous driving was mounted in Sheffield city centre following complaints from residents.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 7:29 am

Police Community Support Officers were deployed to Fitzwilliam Street and Trippet Lane to carry out a high visibility operation following a rise in complaints over recent months.

They were joined by police officers who stopped 10 drivers on Fitzwilliam Street to warn them about their speed and offer advice.

Inspector Alison Bywater said: “Over the last few months people living and working in the city centre have told us they’re worried about dangerous driving and speeding drivers.

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A police operation was mounted in Sheffield city centre in a bid to tackle speeding and dangerous driving

“It’s something my officers have also become aware of whilst out on their foot and mobile patrols. Dangerous driving won’t be tolerated and plans are in place to tackle this issue.

“Our city centre is starting to come back to life, with people returning to work and socialising again and it’s vital that they feel safe when moving around the city.

“Positive action has been taken today, with 10 drivers being stopped on Fitzwilliam Street and given words of advice. We were really pleased to see that the majority of people were driving within the speed limit and we had some great feedback from the public who were happy to see us in these parts of the city centre.

“Hopefully this will deter any reckless behaviour in the future and also act as a warning to others, we might be popping up on your road soon.”

To report speeding issues in Sheffield call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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