Police put brakes on speeding

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Police in Morpeth have been putting the brakes on speeding motorists.

Officers checked the speed of motorists at 15 sites after residents in Widdrington, Cambo, Longhorsley, Stannington, Longhirst and near some schools had raised concerns about some cars exceeding the 30mph limits.

A total of 1,071 vehicles were checked and two warnings were issued.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: “Speeding motorists is one of the things residents of Morpeth and the surrounding villages are most worried about.

“There were almost 1,100 cars stopped during the operation and out of those checked only two needed to be warned about their speed.

“That’s reassuring and shows the message about how dangerous speeding is, is getting through to the majority of drivers on the road.”

“We’re not complacent and we’ll continue to carry out operations to ensure motorists are aware speeding will not be tolerated in towns and villages in the area.

“It’s important for drivers to be aware of speed limits in the area. If people are caught driving at excessive speeds they can expect enforcement action.”