Police catch speeding driver outside Leeds primary school

Police caught a driver at almost twice the speed limit outside a Leeds primary school during weekend patrols.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:45 am

Officers from West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit attended Guiseley, Yeadon, Hawksworth & Menston on Saturday.

One driver was caught and summoned to court after being caught at 38mph on a stretch of road outside a primary school, police said.

This was almost double the 20mph speed limit on the road.

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'Hawksworth's 20mph zone is there for a reason - It is a very narrow road, in a small village, with a primary school situated on it. Please ensure you are sticking to the speed limits at all times, regardless of whether it's school-time or not.'

Police also issued two tickets for driving without due care and attention and three people were pulled in and advised on their speed.

A total of three tickets were issued for defective brake lights.

Police said Hawksworth's 20mph zone 'is there for a reason'.

The force said: "It is a very narrow road, in a small village, with a primary school situated on it.

"Please ensure you are sticking to the speed limits at all times, regardless of whether it's school-time or not."

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