Signs in speeding hotspot cut number of drivers breaking limit
WARNING signs installed in Hardwicke to ward off speeders have been hailed as a success.
The move was in response to concerns in January after police surveys in Westbourne Drive found regular incidents of law breaking.
On the worst day, 15 cars were caught going over 40mph– 10mph over the limit.
Two cars were caught driving over 50mph, leading to major concerns someone "could be killed" unless action was taken.
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Officers placed five signs down the road urging motorists to stay below the limit and residents say speed along the route has reduced.
Liz Foster, 44, who lives in Westbourne Drive, said: "I don't know how much it was down to the signs but we have noticed a marked improvement since January.
"The signs were a good idea and showed police were taking our concerns seriously."
Police did several test operations using a device which records speeds last summer.
Although the majority of cars were found to be obeying the limit, there were regular speeds above 40mph every day.
Out of 13,000 journeys monitored, 2,250 were breaking the law by speeding.
PC Lucy Kay, beat officer for Hardwicke said: "I am not aware of this being raised as a concern in that street since the warning signs were put in so that would indicate that the message is getting through.
"However we do know that speeding is a national issue as well as a local one so we will continue to do speed checks throughout the area, varying the roads we monitor to ensure motorists don't expect to see us only in one place.
"If you are experiencing problems with speeding in Hardwicke then I would urge you get in contact with us either via the community policing pages on our website www. gloucestershire.police. uk or the 101 non-emergency line.