Crackdown on lawbreakers

Boynton Village Cross Roads'Police Speeding Initiative'Pictured PCSO Andrea Humphry'PA1143-3
Boynton Village Cross Roads'Police Speeding Initiative'Pictured PCSO Andrea Humphry'PA1143-3

DRIVERS who speed through local villages are being warned that their lawbreaking is not going unnoticed.

Recent parish meetings attended by PCSO Andrea Humphrey identified speeding as a major concern amongst the villagers of Bempton, Boynton and Sewerby.

To address the problem, PCSO Humphrey has been taking a speed board around the villages to monitor the speed of passing vehicles.

Details of speeding cars are noted down and their drivers sent warning letters about their behaviour, while PC Jason Scotter is patrolling village roads with a speed gun to catch offenders.

Members of the village parish councils are also playing their part, with councillors operating the board themselves to provide a visible deterrent to speeding motorists.

PCSO Humphrey, who spent time this week monitoring the B1253 at the Boynton crossroads, said that addressing the problem of motorists speeding through villages is the priority of the month for the neighbourhood policing team.

She said: “There is a speed limit for a reason and there have been some fatal accidents on this road - it is dangerous when cars come hurtling over the hill.

“We hope that when they see us out with the board, drivers will think twice about their speed.

“It is firstly about education, but PC Scotter will also be out with the pro lazer to enforce the law.”