Police tackle speeding motorists in Richmond and Gilling West

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Police in Richmondshire have been responding to residents’ concerns about road safety.

Members of the neighbourhood policing team have been in Gilling West and residential parts of Richmond this week where issues have been reported.

The action is part of their joint road safety work with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

PCSO David Alexander, of Richmond Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’ve been on the lookout for speeding, using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt which are all among the most common causes of the fatal collisions, as well as other hazards.

“Unfortunately, around 20 vehicles had to be stopped in the locations above for various offences.

“Speeds up to 25 per cent over the limit were recorded and drivers dealt with appropriately – this can include words of advice or prosecution depending on the circumstances.”

North Yorkshire Police said that as well as neighbourhood policing team deployments, villages and towns across Richmondshire were patrolled around the clock by the force’s specialist Roads Policing Group.