on speeding launched on Burnham's Foley Parkway
Motorists have been recorded speeding at over 50mph
along Burnham-On-Sea's Frank Foley Parkway - a 30mph zone - during
a new crackdown on dangerous drivers this week.
than 100 motorists have been reported to police by Rosewood Action
Team's community speedwatch group, which is working with police
to try and reduce speeding along the busy route between Burnham
group were out in force on Thursday afternoon (September 2nd),
as pictured here, using a speed gun to record the speeds of passing
a number of complaints from residents, we have conducted four
speedwatch surveys and have reported over 100 vehicle registrations
to the police," Rosewood Action Team Chairman John Alexander
drivers appear not to be aware that this road is a 30mph limit.
Nearly all the vehicles reported for speeding were travelling
at just under 40mph, which suggests they believe the road has
a 40mph limit."
added: "We'd like to see more 30mph speed restriction signs
introduced along the road - it is dangerous."
total of 21 drivers were recorded breaking the limit during Thursday's
speedwatch session, pictured here.
people who we've seen speeding are not boy racers, they are normal
people, so it is quite a problem. We want to work with the community
to make the road safer."
speedwatch sessions are planned for coming months, he said. "We
won't stop until we see the speeding problem reduced."
was first to report last year when the Frank Foley Parkway opened
that there were concerns among local people that the road could
become a rat run used by speeding motorists.
Pictured are members of Burnham's Rosewood Action Team community
speedwatch team with PCSO Pete Williams next to the Frank Foley
Parkway on Thursday