Published: November 5, 2008
Warning issued to speeding motorists by Burnham-On-Sea action team

Motorists who exceed speed limits while driving through a Burnham-On-Sea estate are being warned they risk having their details passed to the police.

Members of the Rosewood Action Team armed with speed cameras have already carried out several 'speedwatch' sessions along Rosewood Avenue in an effort to tackle the problem of dangerous driving.

And the details of several speeding vehicles have been passed Avon and Somerset police.

John Alexander, Chairman of the Rosewood Action Team, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've carried out three 'speedwatch' sessions so far and detected vehicles exceeding the 30mph limit every time."

"The vehicle's details are recorded and passed to the police, who in turn send the motorists a warning letter advising them that if they get caught a second time follow-up action by the police may take place."

John added that the response from local residents to the initiative has been very positive: "Many people have been coming up to us, thanking us for the work we're doing and saying that action is definitely overdue."

"We've already shown that there is a problem with speeding along Rosewood Avenue and will continue the sessions during the weeks to come."

The group has a small team of trained speed camera operators and hopes to increase its numbers through training sessions.

The Rosewood Action Team has the support of Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, who recently awarded it £250 of grant funding.

 




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