Over 30 more vehicles stopped for speeding in Salisbury

Over 30 more vehicles stopped for speeding in Salisbury

Published by Helen Down at 1:37pm 25th April 2020. (Updated at 5:04pm 25th April 2020)

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Police clocked them on Downton Road and Castle Road.

Officers have recorded a further 31 vehicles driving too fast in and around the city in the last week.

One driver was caught doing 62 mph, more than double the speed limit whilst another was clocked doing 56 mph.

Salisbury Police say four more drivers were recorded in the "high 40mph range" and will have the offence reported meaning they will either be offered a speed awareness course or points and fine or end up in court

In a post on the Salisbury Police Facebook page Sergeant Dave Whitby said.

"We have not set out to prosecute motorists, but we are hoping to slow people down and avoid accidents. These were daytime checks when there were lots of other vehicles on the roads, along with cyclists, runners and people stepping off pavements when passing other pedestrians to ensure social distance."

CYCLISTS:

Officers also recorded a cyclist doing 27 mph on Castle Road.

Sergeant Dave Whitby has a specific plea for other riders.

"Please don’t make it a competition to see who can get the fastest speed going past Hudson’s Field (or the police) as that would probably be a bit dangerous."

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