KEEPING ROADS SAFE - COWDENBEATH
Archived news: published on Tuesday 02 Nov 2010 by Fife Constabulary
POLICE IN Cowdenbeath this week released information on local activity focusing on education and enforcement activity to those most at risk on Fife's roads.
Latest figures issued for the period April to October, 2010 for the Cowdenbeath area revealed that local officers carried out a total of 399 Speedar hand held radar deployments leading to 68 fixed penalty tickets being issued and 59 drivers warned regarding their speed. Tackling speeding issues is always a concern for communities as is regularly identified at Community Engagement Meetings across the area.
Over the same period local officers were supported by the Fife Safety Camera Partnership with 87 deployments both on the A92 East Fife Regional Road and other more local roads with a total of 1217 offences detected.
Fife Safety Camera Partnership Manager Andy Jones said: "We will continue to support our Community Policing Division colleagues with initiatives that aim to promote safer roads and communities. All of our deployments are intelligence led.”
Local Area Chief Inspector Ross Bennet said of recent work undertaken to ensure the safety of local road users: “We are fully committed to ensuring Safer Neighbourhoods with Road Safety always high on our policing agenda. Drivers must take personal responsibility for their actions and keeping to the speed limits, particularly near to schools and other vulnerable areas is something we must all look to achieve."
Fife Constabulary is committed to allowing you to directly influence local policing. You can have your say on local priorities by coming to the community engagement meeting in your area. Contact your local community team on 0845 600 5702 or visit www.fife.police.uk for details of your next meeting.