The first West Moors Community Speed Watch revealed some “surprising results” according to Cllr Andy Skeats.
Along with Roy Galway, Brian Collins and Ted Warner, Andy went out with a hand held camera on Pinehurst Road on 24 October.
“Pinehurst Road was chosen by the public as one of the roads where local people had complained and perceived excessive speeds,” he said.
The results proved otherwise.
“To our surprise, only 4% (8 out of 201) drivers were speeding significantly enough to be recorded and sent a warning letter,” said Andy. “The most common speeds were 28/31mph.”
A white van, whose driver braked, was clocked at 45mph, which was the highest recorded speed.
The team was led by PC Julian Humphries with two PCOs training, Dan and Adam.
Julian Said ” We are pleased to support the West Moors Community Speed Watch volunteers with this scheme to address residents concerns regarding speeding at the locations they identify as a problem.”
The next speed watch will be carried out in Station Road.