Durrington residents praised for not speeding

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DURRINGTON residents have been praised by Sussex Police for adhering to speed limits in their area.

Out of the 693 vehicles monitored by the police in operation Airwalk, held in November, none of the drivers were found to be exceeding the speed limit.

Sussex Police has said the result was promising, as speeding has traditionally been an issue in the Durrington area.

Police community support officer Dan Cobden said: “The operation was a success and with minimal offences committed it showed that a large percentage of drivers adhere to the law.

“This was very positive as speeding vehicles have been a long-standing issue with residents of Durrington and a previous priority for the Durrington and Northbrook neighbourhood panel, so it was a good result.”

Airwalk was set up by Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and West Sussex County Council to reduce the number of casualties on Sussex roads, primarily through education.

During the operation, police identified road users in breach of the Road Traffic Act, such as use of a mobile phone while driving, failing to wear a seatbelt or excess speed.

On the morning of Thursday, November 10, officers targeted westbound drivers in Columbia Drive, Worthing.

A total of 345 cars drove past and three offences were found – an adult wearing no seatbelt, a child with no booster seat and a driver using a mobile phone.

A total of 348 drivers passed with two offences identified after targeting eastbound drivers in New Road, Worthing, where two adults were found not wearing seatbelts.

Police have said by committing these offences, drivers put not only themselves, but passengers and other road users at risk.

To report road-related issues, residents are asked to use a free online service. People can go online and identify dangerous road users, report drivers for mobile phone use or no seatbelt and report offences such as untaxed and abandoned vehicles.

Visit Operation Crackdown at the Operation Crackdown website