By Derrick Powell, Bradley Stoke Community Speed Watch Coordinator
On Saturday 14th February, we conducted a Speed Watch on Bradley Stoke Way, near the Willow Brook Centre, with four regular team members, two new members and PCSO Ben Sheward. One of the new members was the newly appointed coordinator for the Pilning area, and a new member for the Bradley Stoke team.
In total, the number of vehicles passing through during a two hour watch was 1,054. Out of these, 64 were clocked exceeding the speed limit of 30mph and the drivers will therefore receive a warning letter from the police. Additionally, one vehicle was observed undertaking in the bus lane.
Any driver who receives three warning letters will receive a summons and have their licence endorsed.
Elsewhere, I have made an application to South Gloucestershire Council to erect three police warning ‘tri-signs’ in Sherbourne Avenue, due to the amount of excessive speeding in this area, in anticipation that they may prevent a serious accident.
Avon and Somerset Police will be conducting a Speed Awareness Week sometime in April at Yate town centre; Community Speed Watch will also be attending to talk to any pedestrian or motorist about speeding and its consequences.
Photo: Community Speed Watch members in action on Bradley Stoke Way.
More info: Community Speed Watch
This article originally appeared in the April 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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