Patrols set up to catch speeding West Sussex drivers

The old radar station at Fraser Range, Eastney Picture: Shaun Roster

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DANGEROUS drivers were targeted in a police operation.

The Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team set up the operation in rural Fishbourne and East Ashling.

Police said that while the main aim of the day was to deal with speeding vehicles in the two villages, motorists committing other road offences were also targeted, including those who were driving whilst using a mobile telephone and driving without a seatbelt.

PCSO Jason Lemm said: ‘We have listened to local residents who have raised concerns to us about speeding in and around their communities. This day will form part of an ongoing operation where we will continue to work with local neighbourhoods to deal with the issue of speeding.’

On August 23 a total of seven fixed penalty notices were issued to motorists for offences that included speeding, not wearing a seat belt and use of a mobile phone, while a number of vehicles were stopped and words of general advice issued.

Anyone interested in joining a Community Speed Watch volunteer group in their area should go to sussex.police.uk or contact their local PCSO.

There are already established groups in East Hampshire and West Sussex which already use speed calming equipment loaned from the police.