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13 Sep 2012
Cracking down on Speeding
Police in Nantwich are cracking down on
speeding in rural areas.
Officers have been deploying the Smiley SID (Speed Indication
Device) in a bid to tackle the issue.
The device is
placed at strategic locations across the area to give motorists an
indication of the speed at which they are
Sergeant Ian Bennett of the Nantwich Rural
Neighbourhood Policing Team said:
- Sergeant Ian Bennett, Nantwich Rural
The purpose of deploying the device is to educate
drivers about speed and get them in the habit of keeping
to the correct speed for the roads they are driving on.
If drivers can be aware of the speed they are driving at then
they are less likely to be dealt with by way of enforcement,
resulting in fines and penalty points on their license.
This in turn will help to reduce the number of road
traffic accidents on Cheshire roads.
Throughout the month of July, the Smiley SID was placed on roads
around Nantwich for a total of 142 hours.
Jarvis, also of Nantwich Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been
involved in the use of the device. He said:
While on duty I deploy the SID at various locations that have
been identified as problem areas.
I have received positive feedback from local
residents informing me that it does have an impact
on traffic slowing down.
Jarvis, Nantiwch Rural
For more information about road safety, visit the Cheshire
Police website at www.cheshire.police.uk.