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Anger at motorists ‘bombing down’ major Nottingham road as police crack down on speeding

today4 July 2022

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Some residents living on a major Nottingham road have voiced their anger at motorists “bombing down” their road. It comes after officers carried out a road traffic operation on Broxtowe Lane, Beechdale Road and Bilborough Road in the Aspley and Bilborough areas of Nottingham on June 22 and 23.

During the operation, more than 200 vehicles were checked for speeding and other road traffic offences, according to a Facebook post from Broxtowe Police. The post said 15 drivers were given words of advice regarding their speed, two cars were seized for having no valid insurance and three tickets were issued for drivers not wearing seatbelts.

Police said further offences included one driver reported for the offence of driving without due care and attention, one issued with a ticket for using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving and another dealt with for possession of a controlled drug. Residents, and people in the area, of Bilborough Road, in Bilborough, confirmed there were problems, with one saying he was sick of vehicles “bombing down” the road he lives on.

READ MORE: Life in the shadow of one of the ‘worst’ roads in Nottingham that gets ‘really, really busy’

Matt Whittam, 45, said: “They don’t really abide by the speed limits. They speed down our roads as well. If the main road is busy, they just come bombing down our road. You can hear bikes and cars revving but it is the main road I suppose. What can we do about it? The 40 mile an hour limit isn’t really kept up.

“There is no safe way to cross that main road. We are able to cross it because there’s a cut through to get to the Broad Oak. But there’s no safer passage for people that side of the road to come this side to catch the bus. I don’t see a logic in that one.”

Cars are said to 'bomb down' Bilborough Road
Cars are said to ‘bomb down’ Bilborough Road

Even people that do not live on Bilborough Road have said there was a problem with cars speeding. “It is quite noisy if you live near this road,” said Patrick Dooley, 21, a civil engineer student at Nottingham Trent University.

“I haven’t seen an accident yet but speeding does happen a lot. Luckily, I stay in the city.” Other residents living on Bilborough Road said speeding was not too much of an issue now though. That’s because a speed camera was recently installed, they said.

Katherine Law, 32, a teaching assistant, said: “It’s a bit better. It’s loud sometimes but they tend to not come down this little street. It’s just the main road really, it’s quite busy.”

Bilborough Road is one of the locations where police conducted a speeding operation
Bilborough Road is one of the locations where police conducted a speeding operation

Elizabeth Jackson , 39, an administrator at University of Nottingham, said: “I don’t really have an opinion on it, to be honest. Obviously it is a busy road.

“We only moved here a few months ago but our neighbours said it used to be a lot worse because the speed limit was higher. They warned us that the noise would be really loud but it’s not too bad I guess, you just get used to it.” Local residents have previously spoken about the problems on the ‘bedlam’ Beechdale Road.


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