Speedwatch teams out in force across district

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:31 28 August 2012

PC Russell Linn, PCSO Yvette Mayo and Cllr Deborah Yamanaka.

PC Russell Linn, PCSO Yvette Mayo and Cllr Deborah Yamanaka.


THE police and residents in North Somerset united in a bid to battle speeding motorists.

Teams of officers have worked alongside community speedwatch teams in the district as part of a Europe-wide campaign to make roads safer.

On Thursday teams Wrington’s speedwatch team and police monitored traffic to ensure that motorists did not speed through the village.

The week-long operation, which lasted from August 20-26, had the key objectives or reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on roads and raising awareness of the dangers of speeding.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s operations and traffic Chief Inspector John Holt said: “Speed limits are there for a reason.

“Speed is one of the main factors in fatal road collisions and slowing down just a few miles an hour can mean the difference between life and death.

“The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.”

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