Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting TANEWS to 80360, or email
Councillor joins patrol on speeding in Burley-in-Wharfedale
9:00am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
A Wharfedale councillor took to the streets in a bid to tackle speeding drivers after local residents raised concerns with her.
Councillor Jackie Whiteley (Con, Wharfedale) joined PCSO Darrin Thompson and police community volunteers Victoria Bilbie and Gerry Barker to carry out random speed checks on the A65 opposite Endor Crescent, in Burley-in-Wharfedale, on Wednesday between 3pm and 4pm.
The road has a speed limit of 40mph and during the hour Coun Whiteley spent with the volunteers, six drivers were caught speeding and two drivers were clocked travelling at speeds in the high 50s. Many more drivers saw the team and slowed down.
Letters will be send out to drivers who were caught driving at over 45mph.