Police catch 47 speeding drivers during check in Sheffield suburb

A community campaigner said South Yorkshire Police caught 47 drivers going over the limit during a community speed check in their area.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 4:45 pm

Kurtis Crossland spoke about the problem of speeding cars in Mosborough during a full council meeting earlier this week after previously presenting a petition to tackle the issue that had more than 400 signatures.

He said: “Back in March I presented a petition asking the council to look at installing a speed camera and to tackle speeding in Mosborough.

“Since then I’ve been lucky to enough to join councillor Gail Smith and the police on a community speed check in the area. During their operation, the police caught 47 speeding cars.

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“So I’d like to ask the council: what progress has been made as speeding is still a major issue in the area?”

In response, councillor Douglas Johnson, cabinet member for climate change, environment and transport, said: “The notice I got from officers is that officers have previously considered the potential for speed limit gateway entry agreements and speed indicating devices to be provided with a view to these potentially being developed as local self-funded projects through community infrastructure levy.

“I will liaise with the local ward members there and we will see what’s happening to progress those measures and get more of a feel for what’s going on there.”

At a previous council meeting, Mr Crossland said two residents had a number of cars written off due to speeding cars crashing into them when parked in Mosborough.