This week is speed awareness week. I know that road safety and speeding are a major concern for local residents, like the ones here in Middlestone village who are determined to make their roads safer by encouraging motorists to drive with care rather than hurtling through the village.
Speed contributes to 1 in 5 fatal crashes in the UK and someone is injured on our roads every 4 minutes.
Earlier this year, I met Erin and local residents to look at ways to slow traffic coming through the village and encourage motorists to drive slow where children played and crossed the roads. Watch the video to find out more about what Erin and the speed watch group have been doing to slow traffic.
Take my survey if you have concerns about road safety in your area https://bit.ly/JoyAllenCrimeSurvey