Drivers to face court after crackdown on speeding
LAST week 226 motorists were caught speeding on Frome roads.
One hundred and eighty six will face prosecution and 40 will have letters of caution dropping onto their front door mats in the next few days.
The prosecutions are part of week-long crackdown involving Frome's Community Speed Watch group and the police clocking drivers exceeding the speed limit.
CSW coordinator Ashley Reay described the high number of speeding drivers as both "frustrating and disappointing."
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As part of the campaign, Frome police used a crushed car involved in an accident where the driver and passengers were badly injured.
To bring the message home that speed can kill, the wrecked vehicle was parked at the car parks at both Sainsbury's and Asda supermarkets.
Hundreds of shoppers stopped to take a look and discuss the vehicle with the Avon and Somerset Police officers on duty at the sites along with members of the CSW.
The officers explained the dangers of speeding and what the consequences might be as in the case of the crashed car.
Mr Reay said: "Some of the public were shocked when viewing the vehicle and all were agreed that excessive speed can cause horrendous accidents, even death."
He added: "Not only are these figures disappointing but frustrating as along with the police we have gone out of our way to try and educate the public about the dangers of excessive speed.
"The safety camera teams now operate right into the night so there is no escape for the high speeders and it is only a matter of time until they are caught, a situation that can easily be avoided."