OFFICERS from Bromsgrove carried out a speed watch operation this morning (Thursday 14 December) in response to community concerns.
Brosmgrove Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) conducted speed checks on Woodrow Lane in Catshill where there is a 30mph limit in place.
Motorists were also checked for drink and drugs as part of Op Limit, the police’s campaign to halt those driving under the influence.
Today 23 drivers were pulled over and given advice for exceeding the limit, their vehicles were checked and all of them were breathalysed for drink driving. No-one gave a positive reading.
Two drivers were also given a drugs swipe test which were both negative. Another motorist was pulled in for having defective lights and asked to fix them.
One of those tested for drugs was a man who was clocked at 52mph. He has been given a ticket reporting him for consideration of prosecution for speeding.
Yesterday (Wednesday 13 December), officers also conducted a speed initiative in Fairfield where 12 motorists were educated about the dangers of their speed, and all completed a roadside breath test.
PC David Greswell of Bromsgrove SNT who led the operations said: “These speed awareness exercises are in response to community concerns around motorists exceeding the limit at these locations and we will continue to police them.
“We take these concerns seriously and we hope our presence will act as a deterrent to anyone thinking of speeding which is one of the ‘fatal four’ on the roads we focus on as a police force.
“Drivers were also breathalysed as part of the national police enforcement operation Op Limit, which is to remind drivers of the dangers around drink and drug driving.
“While thankfully no-one we stopped tested positive for alcohol or drugs we would remind motorists to think before they drink or take drugs.”