Leeds police catch 44 speeding drivers during 'smiley SID' operation in Pudsey street

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Police have caught 44 speeding drivers during a ‘smiley SID’ operation in a Leeds street.

Officers from the Leeds West Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) carried out the operation in Pudsey.

The ‘smiley SID’ displays the current speed of a vehicle passing – showing a smiley face if the speed is at or below the limit, or a sad face for speeding drivers.

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Officers sighted 44 vehicles driving over the speed limit of the street in Pudsey.

Officers deployed the 'smiley SID' in Pudsey (Photo: WYP)Officers deployed the 'smiley SID' in Pudsey (Photo: WYP)
Officers deployed the 'smiley SID' in Pudsey (Photo: WYP)

In a statement, the Leeds West NPT said: “Drivers will be issued warning letters in relation to their speed if it was seen to be over the speed limit.

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"Officers will be continuing to deploy "Smiley SID" and using other tactics to try and improve road safety.”

Last month, police carried out a traffic operation in north west Leeds and arrested a motorist for driving under the influence of drugs.

Seven drivers were also given a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt, while six drivers were reported for speeding.