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Police target motorists with road safety blitz
DRIVERS are being warned there is ‘no excuse’ as police crack down on offenders in a road safety blitz.
The Lyme Regis Safer Neighbourhood Team is targeting speeding motorists and boy racers with noisy exhausts in a bid to make Dorset’s roads safer and the streets more peaceful.
Using their handheld speed gun, officers have handed out 12 speeding tickets in just two weeks on a single stretch of road. Police have also been using high-tech equipment to test noisy exhausts and have noticed a ‘marked decrease’ in boy racers since January.
PCSO Luke White said: “It’s all got the same aim, to make the roads safer.”
The team’s new neighbourhood beat manager PC Kirsti Ball said that road safety and use of mobile phones while driving are among her top priorities.
Home secretary Theresa May visited West Dorset last week and said crime numbers are down. She added that there is less chance of being a victim of crime than there has been since the crime survey began.