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Villagers take action on speeding

Residents in a Nottinghamshire village are using speedguns as part of a campaign to stop speeding drivers.

It follows the death of a teenage motorcyclist who was in collision with a car in Awsworth in October last year.

People are using speed guns to catch drivers who might be speeding in the village's 30 mph zone.

Organisers said the scheme aimed not just to slow drivers in the short term but also gather evidence for longer term traffic calming.

Warning letter

Councillor Richard Robinson, who is involved in the campaign, said they expected it to make a difference.

"This is a clear way for volunteers getting together, it's a high visibility campaign and its something we think will have a positive impact in the short term and the long term in the area.

"We see a community speed watch as a key way to get evidence to reduce speed in the area."

Those caught speeding will receive a letter highlighting the offence and advising them to take greater care.

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