Speed trap snares grateful supporter!

A radar speed gun bought with public money in Wells has helped drive down the numbers of speeding motorists.Wells Town Council agreed to buy the �600 unit in September to address concerns raised in the community about the dangers of fast-moving vehicles.

A radar speed gun bought with public money in Wells has helped drive down the numbers of speeding motorists.

Wells Town Council agreed to buy the �600 unit in September to address concerns raised in the community about the dangers of fast-moving vehicles.

Since it was delivered on December 9, neighbourhood police officers using the equipment have issued two fixed penalty notices and eight warnings.

PCSO Andrew Dixon, of the Wells Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), said the speed trap had even ensnared one grateful driver who had originally voiced support for the scheme.

'Since the speed gun was delivered we have been out with it nearly every day,' he said. 'One of the drivers we caught said: 'I am glad you caught me because I am one of the people who said we should have it'.

PCSO Dixon told a town council meeting on Monday that the worst speeding blackspots in Wells were on Stiffkey Road, Freeman Street, Polka Road, Church Street and Warham Road.

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