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Police launch speed crackdown

PUBLISHED: 16:48 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:55 03 July 2010

POLICE have launched a crackdown on speeding drivers at James Paget University Hospital after a car was clocked doing 44mph in a 20mph speed limit road surrounding the hospital.

POLICE have launched a crackdown on speeding drivers at James Paget University Hospital after a car was clocked doing 44mph in a 20mph speed limit road surrounding the hospital.

Officers from the Magdalen Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) continue to work with hospital security staff in order to improve road safety on the site.

Police have carried out several speed checks on the road that circles the hospital and in the most recent, a driver was recorded travelling at 44mph - 24mph above the legal speed limit.

More than 20 vehicles were stopped with drivers given words of advice.

Police Community Support Officer Bob Lawless said: “A lot of drivers who were stopped thought the 20mph limit signs were just advisory, but this is not the case.

“Safety at the hospital is a priority and we will continue to carry out high-visibility speed checks to increase awareness of the 20mph speed limit.”

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