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Call for police action over law breaking lorries

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: February 02, 2013

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A COUNCILLOR is calling on a chief constable to tackle speeding lorries which are tearing down a country lane.

Bedford Borough Councillor Tim Hill, has spoken out about the problem in Manor Road, Kempston Hardwick after months of residents.

Cllr Hill asked Police Chief Constable, Alf Hitchcock, about the issue at a meeting of the council last month.

A spokeswoman for Bedfordshire Police said: “The Roads Management Unit have been monitoring the situation for six months and continue to collect evidence against those motorists. They have also suggested a Road Watch Group be set up by the villagers themselves.

“These groups have worked well within other villages within the county to combat this problem. The local policing team have already undertaken some periodic checks to enforce the speed limits in the area and these will continue however these checks are undertaken alongside their other duties which have to be prioritised.”

Cllr Hill said “HGVs have been breaking the law and need clamping down on. It is high on my residents list of priorities and police enforcement is needed now.”

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