Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police have joined hands in their ongoing efforts to address the issue of speeding within the district. In a proactive move, the Council has made a significant investment in a state-of-the-art speed detection device, which will be utilised as part of the Roads Policing activity in the area.
This new handheld Pro Laser device has the ability to accurately determine the speed of oncoming vehicles, enabling law enforcement to take appropriate action against any violations.
Offenders caught exceeding the speed limit will be given a range of penalties based on the severity of their offence. These penalties may include attending a speed awareness course (if deemed suitable), receiving a fixed penalty notice, or being summoned to appear in court.
Since the implementation of the new device, a notable number of speeding motorists have already been successfully prosecuted on Bradford’s roads. This achievement demonstrates the effectiveness of the device in identifying and taking action against those who choose to disregard speed limits, jeopardising the safety of others.
Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning, and Transport at Bradford Council, emphasised the importance of addressing the concerns of local communities regarding speeding.
He stated, “We are fully aware that speeding is a significant issue that causes great concern within our communities. By investing in this latest speed detection technology, we are reaffirming our commitment to collaborating with partner agencies to tackle this problem head-on.”
Sergeant Mark Chapman, representing the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing team, echoed the sentiment of prioritising road safety. He remarked, “Ensuring the safety of our roads remains a top priority across the Keighley area. We will continue our efforts to confront and discourage those individuals who choose to disregard speed limits, putting both themselves and fellow road users at risk.
The introduction of the speed detection device in Keighley is a welcome step forward, as it reinforces our commitment to raising awareness about the dangers of speeding and highlighting the devastating consequences that can result from reckless driving.”
The partnership between Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police exemplifies a proactive approach to tackling speeding and promoting road safety. By investing in advanced technology and maintaining a strong collaborative effort, both entities aim to create safer road conditions and protect the welfare of all road users in the district.