Posted on Wednesday 20th July

The Middlewich Mayor Pam Farrell met with Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane to see the speed enforcement devices being rolled out across the county to tackle speeding motorists in action.

The cameras, which have an in-built laser, measure speed as well as calculating traveling time and distance between two following vehicles. It also produces videos and still images for evidential purposes.

Police officers, PCSOs and the Special Constabulary officers are being trained in the use of the devices to proactively tackle speeding. PCSO Dave Jinks showed the Mayor and the Commissioner how the devices worked on the A54 in Middlewich.

PCSO Dave Jinks said: "The rules of the road are there for a reason and this new piece of kit will help us to enhance the work we do to enforce speed limits within the county and support our commitment to making Cheshire’s roads safer."

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: "During my conversations with the public over my first few weeks in office the issue of road safety and speeding has been raised with me a number of times. The investment in new technology such as the new speed enforcement devices is another positive step to keeping people safe on the roads.

"The new device is a real benefit to officers and PSCO tackling those who choose to flout the law when it comes to speeding. Speed limits are there for a very good reason, they are to help you and other road users get from ‘A to B’ safely."