Operation continues putting the brakes on speeding

CSO Martin Hayes on speedwatch in Ashington.
CSO Martin Hayes on speedwatch in Ashington.

POLICE in Ashington are keeping up their efforts to get speeding motorists to slow down.

Since October, the town’s neighbourhood policing team has checked the speeds of several hundred vehicles and spoken to dozens of drivers caught going too fast.

Letters have been sent to more than 50 motorists caught speeding to warn them of the consequences of their actions.

Community support officer Martin Hayes said: “We want people to know that the action will be continuing in the new year.

“Our main focus in the coming weeks will be ensuring people stick to the 30mph limit in the town and speaking to those who don’t.

“We will continue to do all we can to make the roads safer.”