Brakes put on speeding drivers near Askern school

20mph Now! Caroline Flint and Edlington & Warmsworth councillors joined parents to demand action over speed limits.

20mph Now! Caroline Flint and Edlington & Warmsworth councillors joined parents to demand action over speed limits.

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Motorists speeding near a Doncaster primary school have been targeted after parents alerted police to the problem.

Askern Safer Neighbourhood Team stopped drivers to warn them of the dangers of speeding after carrying out checks near Moss Road Junior School.

The area around Moss Road, Askern, had been highlighted as a priority, during a local Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meeting.

Officers used a speed-checking device to detect the speed of 42 cars that passed the school. Three of these cars were then stopped and warned about the dangers of speeding.

PCSO Vanessa Wagstaff said: “Whilst the officers were conducting the checks we were approached by a number of residents who were pleased at the efforts to raise aware amongst motorists about the impact of their speed. We are committed to continuing to address the issues raised by residents at the PACT meetings.”

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has been campaigning for 20MPH zones outside schools but Mayor Peter Davies shunned the proposal.