From West Yorkshire Police-
 
Officers from Team 2 Morley Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out speed checks in #Tingley using the Pro Laser speed device on the following roads;
Lowry Road, Syke Road, Batley Road and Westerton Road.
 
We recorded the statistics of speeds and dealt with those who were exceeding the limit. Officers also had to intervene and deal with a member of the public who was spotted by officers signalling to other road users of our presence.
 
On a serious note, that kind of behaviour not only hampers the good work that staff and officers do to reduce speeding motorists (one of the Fatal Five) but their actions are also reckless as it can result in other motorists slamming on their brakes & causing an accident.”
 
If drivers are warning others about a speed trap implemented by the police, they could be in breach of section 89 of the Police Act 1997.
This law dictates that this offence is when a motorist will “wilfully obstruct a constable in the execution of his/her duty.”
 
Motorists could be prosecuted if they are caught warning other drivers on the road for any speed trap.
 
 
 
 
Written by Beth