Police launch crackdown on speeding

POLICE chiefs have warned drivers to slow down, as they launched a month-long speeding crackdown in the area.
Speed checks increased on Friday, and Chf Supt Lynn Harris told all her officers to make maximum use of speed camera equipment.

Chf Supt Harris said: "We want to warn all drivers and riders to expect an increase in police speed enforcement activity.

"The higher the speed, the more likely the risk of serious or fatal injury.

"Although it is an all year round priority, we do conduct speed enforcement campaigns which are designed to draw attention to the misery that can be caused by excessive speed," she added.

Derbyshire Safety Camera Team will be carrying out mobile safety camera enforcement on the following roads between August 11 and 17, 2008:

  • A6 Bakewell
  • A623 Stoney Middleton
  • B6051 Newbold Road, Newbold
  • A616 Clowne
  • B6179 Ripley to Marehay
  • B6052 Whittington
  • B6057 Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield
  • B600 Somercotes
  • A6 Dove Holes
  • A623 Peak to Barmoor Clough
  • A624 Chunal to Little Hayfield
  • A624 Glossop
  • B600 Main Road, Pye Bridge
  • Church Avenue, Swadlincote
  • Common Road, Church Gresley