Crackdown on speeding drivers reveals... there are none
POLICE in Swansea have helped prove that looks can be deceptive when it comes to speeding vehicles.
For the past two months officers have been monitoring speeding along Solva Road in Clase following complaints from members of the public.
As police community support officer Ceri Richards explained on his blog: “The issue of speeding was brought up in the PACT meeting. Residents were concerned for the safety of pedestrians especially children in the area.”
However officers at a follow-up pact meeting this week concluded that a clamp down on speeding had netted few results.
Police constable Mark Thomas said: “There have been 10 plus operations and we haven’t found it (speeding) to be a real problem.
“You get a few going a bit over 30mph.”
He added that detecting speeding would no longer be a priority but the police would not ignore it totally.
He said: “As far as we are concerned we are gong to knock it on the head.
“We will still pay attention to the area but it’s not a priority. We have figures a the moment that don’t support it.”
Helping to explain the lack of drivers caught speeding Mike Hedges AM said: “When you get a very narrow road vehicles may appear very fast. In a similar way on a wide motorway 50mph may appear relatively slow.
“The problem with Solva Road is driving at 30mph is probably dangerous. It should be looked at to see if the speed limit could be lowered to 20mph.”