Police operation catches 16 speeding motorists in two hours on the A140 at Brockford Street

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A two-hour speed enforcement operation on the A140 at Brockford Street caught 16 motorists exceeding the speed limit.

The operation on Sunday evening, carried out from 6.30pm to 8.30pm by officers from the Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, was conducted following complaints from local residents of speeding.

Three drivers were reported for summons for speeding, ten received fixed penalty notices and three drivers were referred to attend Speed Awareness Courses.

Sergeant Jon Eaves from the Mid Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Local residents living in the area had complained on a number of occasions about the issue of speeding motorists on the A140 and particularly along this stretch of road. The issue often increases in the summer when the number of vehicles using the roads during the holiday period increases.

“Speeding is considered one of the ‘fatal four’, so together with driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, driving whilst not wearing a seatbelt and driving whilst using a mobile phone, it is one of the main contributing factors leading to people being killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.

“We hope that the operation over the weekend, will not only go some way to reassuring local people that we do listen to their concerns, but also make people think about speeding before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.”