Page last updated at 16:55 GMT, Thursday, 22 May 2008 17:55 UK

Police crackdown on city speeding

Police in Leicester have stopped dozens of drivers in a two-day crackdown on speeding in the city.

Officers stopped 35 motorists using Regent Road on Tuesday and Wednesday to advise them about their driving.

A further seven were issued with 60 fixed penalty notices for using a mobile phone while driving.

Pc Harvey Watson said the aim of the operation was not to issue fines but raise awareness about the dangers of speeding on Regent Road.

'Deadly consequences'

"Regent Road is a busy road, especially in the morning, evening and at lunchtime as pupils come and go from Regent College and the consequences of speeding could be deadly," said Pc Watson.

Four drivers were given 30 fines for not wearing a seatbelt, driving the wrong way down a one-way street or causing an obstruction by illegally parking.

One driver was given a defect notice in relation to tyres in a bad condition and no brake lights.

"We will continue to keep a close eye on the area and will respond to any further concerns raised by the community," added Pc Watson.

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