Neighbourhood Policing Teams in North Yorkshire have been responding to residents’ concerns about road safety with deployments to their communities.
It has led to 20 motorists being reported for various offences.
This week members of the team have been in Gilling West and residential parts of Richmond where issues have been reported.
Police teams work closely with some Community Speed Watch groups who make a significant difference to Richmondshire’s communities.
PCSO David Alexander, of Richmond Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’ve been on the lookout for speeding, using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt which are all among the most common causes of the fatal collisions, as well as other hazards.
“Speeds up to 25% over the limit were recorded and drivers dealt with appropriately – this can include words of advice or prosecution depending on the circumstances.”
As well as our Neighbourhood Policing Team deployments, villages and towns across Richmondshire are patrolled around the clock by the force’s specialist Roads Policing Group which also does operations and initiatives to make our communities safer.