Speed checks in Wiltshire village after residents’ concerns

CHECKS have been carried out in a Wiltshire village after residents raised concerns over speeding drivers.

Wiltshire Police officers and PCSOs have been in Broad Chalke checking speeds and talking to residents after concerns over driving were raised by the parish council.

“The Broad Chalke area has a noticeable drop in speed limit going from a 60mph into a 20mph when entering the residential area and needs to be adhered,” a spokesperson said.

“Members of the public were also spoken to and engaged with at the roadside to raise their concerns and actively encouraged to continue reporting any problems in the area.”

PC Smith reminded the public that speed limits “are in place for a reason”.

“Please drive smart and adjust your speeds in accordance with the signage displayed at the roadside,” PC Smith added.

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