July 2, 2008
police herald seafront speeding crackdown a success
police have confirmed that a crackdown against speeding motorists
along the town's seafront last Friday was a success.
drivers were issued with speeding tickets by officers equipped
with speed cameras along The Esplanade, as pictured, and first
police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Two speeding tickets
were issued, one vehicle was issued with a ticket for having no
valid insurance, and two warnings were issued under Section 59
to motorists playing music too loud."
operation came amid ongoing concern from seafront residents about
the problems of speeding traffic and 'boy racers'.
May how Neighbourhood Watch leaders and residents had decided
that tackling speed and anti-social use of vehicles along the
Esplanade should be the police's second highest priority after
dealing with problems in the Manor Gardens.