Speeding drivers caught out by police operation

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MORE than 35 drivers were caught speeding in four hours by police.

Between 8am and 9.30am in Ellesborough Road, Princes Risborough, 25 drivers were prosecuted.

A total of 23 fixed penalty notices were issued for speeding and two fixed penalty notices were issued to heavy good vehicles for exceeding a weight limit restriction on the road. The fastest recorded speed was 52 mph – this was despite the driver travelling past two speed indication devices, warning the driver to slow down and obey the 30 mph limit.

Between 11.20am and midday, 11 drivers were prosecuted for speeding in Wycombe Road, also in Princes Risborough. Drivers were issued a £60 endorsable fixed penalty notice adding three penalty points on their driving licence.

The speed operation was carried out as a result of complaints from the community, schools and parish councils regarding potential safety issues, especially for pedestrians.