April 2017 - Vehicles travelling above the speed limit and inconsiderate driving
Officers and Speed
Watch Volunteers have been deployed at the locations mentioned above with speed
monitoring equipment throughout the month of October. During the month of
October in excess of 50 warning letters have been sent out to motorists. This
activity will continue during November. Police have received reports that vehicles are mounting the pavement on Brunton Lane in order to turn left onto the Great North Road in an attempt to avoid waiting in traffic queues. Clearly this is illegal and puts pedestrians in danger.
In addition, there are issues in relation to vehicles which continue to travel above the speed limit in the Great Park estate.
Keeping you informed
During the month of September 2016 there was one deployment of the Community Speed Watch on Polwarth Drive which resulted in 12 warning letters being sent out to drivers.
A new priority for both Parklands and Castle Ward will be implemented incorporating the following areas where reports of speeding vehicles have been received
Roseden Way, Great Park – Polwarth Drive, Brunton Park – Coach Lane, Hazelrigg – Main Road, Dinnington – Ponteland Road, Kenton Bankfoot