Commissioner to look at county's speeding problem

Ron Hogg

Ron Hogg

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A POLICE and Crime Commissioner is joining residents in the fight against speeding motorists.

Ron Hogg, of County Durham and Darlington, is visiting Community Speedwatch events across the force area.

So far they have been held at Embleton Drive in Chester-le-Street and Rose Terrace in Stanhope.

Community Speedwatch involves the police, council and residents monitoring speeds in problem areas.

Mr Hogg said: “One of the top policing priorities voted for by County Durham and Darlington residents was road safety-related issues and community. Speedwatch is a great way for local residents to be actively involved in addressing concerns about vehicle speeds in their area.

“It’s about education rather than enforcement and helps to make drivers realise the error of their ways when they ignore a speed restriction.

"Speeding contributes to road traffic collisions and affects the lives and well-being of people in local communities.

“I fully welcome projects like Community Speedwatch, where areas with speeding problems can be monitored and further police action can be taken if necessary.”

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1:00pm Sat 15 Feb 14

settheworldonfire says...

what a plank...why does he not do anything about the drug dealers in Crook and surrounding areas......
what a plank...why does he not do anything about the drug dealers in Crook and surrounding areas...... settheworldonfire
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9:23am Sun 16 Feb 14

smiler03 says...

settheworldonfire wrote:
what a plank...why does he not do anything about the drug dealers in Crook and surrounding areas......
You mean those drug dealers who sell speed?
[quote][p][bold]settheworldonfire[/bold] wrote: what a plank...why does he not do anything about the drug dealers in Crook and surrounding areas......[/p][/quote]You mean those drug dealers who sell speed? smiler03
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5:44pm Sun 16 Feb 14

loan_star says...

Just as long as any serving police officers don't get caught speeding eh Mr Hogg!
Just as long as any serving police officers don't get caught speeding eh Mr Hogg! loan_star
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12:57pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Claude Ted says...

Well he has his police car donated by Cleveland Police paid for by Cleveland ratepayers to patrol the Durham roads!
I don't suppose he will be able to keep up with the 140mph coppers though!
Well he has his police car donated by Cleveland Police paid for by Cleveland ratepayers to patrol the Durham roads! I don't suppose he will be able to keep up with the 140mph coppers though! Claude Ted
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