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Special Constables from Copeland have been targeting speeding vehicles across St Bees, Egremont, Seascale, Hensingham and Whitehaven. On Saturday 11th August Special Constables spent time in each area using laser speed detection devices in order to find offending motorists. During the course of the day approximately 20 vehicles were stopped for excess speed, with one vehicle driving at 42 MPH in a 20 MPH zone.
They also took the opportunity to give safety advice, check vehicle condition and educate drivers about speed reductions.
Specials Sergeant Nick Oliver based at Whitehaven planned the operation in conjunction with Inspector Wear of the Copeland Policing team. Special Sergeant Oliver said: “The day was a success and allowed officers to inform motorists of safety tips for our area. Our aim is to help reduce the amount of people who are seriously injured and killed on ours roads.”
Specials Inspector Victoria Gee added: “This is the second Road Policing Operation held in Copeland by Specials, which has been a great success in helping to make
Copeland’s roads safer for all users. The first one held back in February was to educate drivers on various aspects of vehicle safety and manner of driving, whilst the emphasis was the same for this operation, the message we are sending is clear, keep your speed down and maintain your vehicle.
“I would like to thank Special Sergeant Nick Oliver and the Specials Constables who were involved in the operation. Their support to Copeland Neighbourhood Policing Team is appreciated by myself and our regular colleagues.”
Do you have a problem with speeding vehicles in your neighbourhood? Please speak to a member of the neighbourhood Policing team either in person or by phone on 101.
Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable? Please ring Shirley Murray Specials Coordinator on 101 for more information.