Police reveal results of speed checks on busy Cannington road
Traffic checks carried out by police in Cannington found that less than two per cent of drivers were speeding through the Somerset village.
Avon and Somerset Police carried out the speed checks in response to concerns raised by the community regarding road safety.
The road through the village, near Bridgwater, has seen an increase in traffic due to the recent maintenance work being carried out at Hinkley Point.
Officers spent two days carrying out the checks during peak times.
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Figures revealed that 1,481 vehicles were checked, and only 26 were found to be exceeding the speed limit through Cannington.
Sergeant Steve Crago said: "Recently there has been an increase in traffic on this road and this is expected to continue for as long as Hinkley Point continues to prepare for, and possibly build, a new nuclear reactor.
"Together with the fire service we are committed to working in the area to keep speeds down.
"Whilst the small number of drivers exceeding the speed limit is encouraging, we still have work to do to further educate drivers who exceed the speed limit in built-up areas."