Officers from the Tunbridge Wells neighbourhood team carried out an operation in Sissinghurst this week to tackle excess speed.
On 26 November, the officers were joined by representatives from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and councillors from Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Parish Council from 2pm to 4pm near The Bull public house. As a result of the operation six drivers were reported for the offence of speeding on The Street in Sissinghurst, and decisions on the method of prosecution will be made.
As well as addressing excess speed, stop checks of vehicles also offer an opportunity to disrupt criminals who are using the roads. Operations are underway to target crime in rural areas of the county, and Kent Police recently ran an operation across four policing districts to target criminals who operate in rural areas.
Sergeant Ian Malaugh from Kent Police said: 'Speeding can ultimately cost lives, and we have run a number of operations like this recently to tackle the issue and make the roads across Tunbridge Wells safer for drivers and pedestrians. Feedback from local residents indicates that they like to see this type of enforcement taking place and we will continue to oblige and ensure that drivers maintain a safe speed. If they don’t, they run the risk of being prosecuted for this.'
To find out how you can get involved in reducing speeding in your community, read our blog from Speed Watch team leader Malcolm Buller.
Posted on: 28 November 2012