January 29, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea police launch
new crackdown on speeding motorists
in Burnham-On-Sea are this week stepping up their efforts to rid
the town of speeding motorists with the launch of a fresh crackdown
on drivers that ignore speed limits.
speed checks are being introduced at known trouble spots, including
The Esplanade (pictured above) and Marine Drive, where motorists
are being pulled over and issued with fixed penalty notices.
60 fixed penalty notices have been served on speeding motorists
along Marine Drive in just the past six months alone, police said
was also named as the biggest concern of residents at the police's
quarterly PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meetings, in
Burnham and surrounding villages in recent weeks.
Burnham, speeding along The Esplanade, Marine Drive, Berrow Road
and Ash Tree Road are to be focus of officers.
centre Sergeant Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Highways Agency is currently carrying out speed checks at Ash
Tree Road and we are looking for Speedwatch volunteers at Berrow
Speedwatch is a fantastic way to empower local residents to tackle
an issue that is affecting them and their neighbours. However,
you can also expect to see local officers patrolling these areas
at peak times, issuing warnings and fixed penalty notices to anyone
driving above the speed limit. In the past six months we have
issued over 60 fixed penalty notices for speeding along Marine
Sergeant Steve Lawrence added: "Officers have been carrying
out speed checks in many of the villages surrounding Burnham,
issuing fixed penalty notices."
are also working closely with Sedgemoor Highways Agency to address
the parking issues that were raised particularly outside
Berrow and Lympsham Schools."