Seven speeding Alwoodley drivers sent to court as others are fined in West Yorkshire Police operation

A West Yorkshire Police operation in a North Leeds area has sent seven drivers to court recently for speeding - while other drivers have been fined for other offences.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 6:00 am
photos: West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North East

The Alwoodley Ward Councillors funded the West Yorkshire Police project from Wellbeing Funds for an initial six month trial with the hope of extending it for a further year.

This means there is an increased number of police and safer roads officers patrolling and monitoring drivers on the roads in the North Leeds suburb.

Their recent work has sent seven drivers to court for exceeding the speed limit - with the highest speed recorded being 44pmh in a 20mph zone.

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Another person was issued with six points and a £200 fine for using their mobile phone while driving, and another will be offered a £100 fine or a court appearance for an illegal number plate.

One motorist will be attending a road safety course for going through a red traffic light.

A post on the West Yorkshire Police Leeds North East Facebook page said: "Here are the results of our latest road safety work in the Alwoodley ward working with the local Councillors and Safer Roads Colleagues.

"7 people will be attending court for exceeding the speed limit, the highest speed recorded was 44mph.

"1 person received a ticket with 6 points and a £200 fine for using their mobile phone while driving.

"1 motorist will be attending a road safety course for failing to stop for a red traffic light and 1 person will be offered a £100 fine or a court appearance for an illegal number plate."