Police issue serious half term warning after catching speeding drivers in Headingley patrols

Police have issued a serious warning after they caught a number of drivers speeding in patrols of the Headingley area of Leeds.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 11:45 am
photo: West Yorkshire Police Leeds North West

At the request of local residents, north west Leeds officers attended West Park Drive on Wednesday with their speed gun.

Within one hour, four vehicles were stopped after being seen to be travelling between 26 and 30mph in a 20mph zone.

The officers then went to Ash Road and Headingley Mount where one vehicle was stopped for driving at 31mph - also in a 20mph zone.

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Police have warned that because it is half term, more children will be out and that drivers speeding could have 'devastating consequences'.

They pleaded with the public to stick to the road limits which are 'set with safety in mind'.

Officers issued the warning on social media in a post that said: "As requested by local residents, officers have today attended West Park Drive to deploy the speed gun.

"Within an hour, four vehicles were stopped when seen to be travelling between 26 and 30mph in a 20 mph zone.

"Officers then visited Ash Road and Headingley mount. One vehicle was stopped by officers after being seen to drive at 31mph in a 20mph zone.

"As it is currently the school holidays, more children will be out and about & drivers speeding could have devastating consequences.

"Please stick to the road limits, they are set with safety in mind."