A TOTAL of 46 drivers were caught speeding through a city in just 90 minutes.
Community members conducted speed checks in Seaford as part of Community Speedwatch (CSW).
The national initiative includes members of the community using speed detection devices to monitor vehicle speeds, with volunteers reporting drivers exceeding the speed limit to the police.
The goal is to teach drivers to slow down and improve safety and quality of life for everyone in the local community.
Lewes Police said a CSW group had been conducting speed checks along the A259 Eastbourne Road with “disappointing results”.
During the 90-minute session, 34 vehicles were recorded traveling over 35 miles per hour. The recorded top speed was 51 miles per hour.
Another 12 vehicles were registered over 40 mph in the 30 mph range.
A Lewes Police spokesman said CSW’s aim is to reduce deaths and injuries on the roads, improve the quality of life for local communities and reduce vehicle speeds to the speed limit.
The program also aims to raise public awareness of inappropriate speeds.
“While Community Speedwatch itself is not prosecuted; If the system identifies stubborn drivers, police can use that evidence to take action against them if necessary,” the spokesman said.
“If there is an ongoing general speed issue that requires highway improvements, such as B. speed bumps, the competent authority will be contacted.”
CSW volunteers are trained and supported by Neighborhood Policing Team staff.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20590652.almost-50-drivers-caught-speeding-a259-seaford-90-minutes/?ref=rss Nearly 50 drivers were caught on the A259 at Seaford in the space of 90 minutes