Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, is calling on Staffordshire Police to speed check the 60mph section of the A38 between Barton and Branston following the revelation that not a single speeding prosecution has been made in this section.
Mr Griffiths led the campaign that saw the speeding limit on the section of the A38 between Barton and Branston being reduced back in 2014, following a series of very serious accidents.
Mr Griffiths submitted a Freedom of Information request to the Police asking how many prosecutions there had been for speeding in this section following the introduction of the 60mph restrictions back in 2014. It was revealed in the response to the FOI there had been no prosecutions for speeding and that the Police do not undertake camera speed enforcement in that section.
As a result, Andrew is now calling on the Police to start speed checks between Barton and Branston to ensure that the speeding limit is being observed.
Andrew said, “It was disappointing to see that the Police do not speed check this section of the A38. The very reason I campaigned so hard to reduce the speeding limit of this section of the A38 was because of accidents a contributing factor to which was some drivers going faster than was suitable for the road conditions.”
“How are the Police to know if the new speeding limit is being adhered to if they do not speed check this section? I have now written to the Chief Inspector of East Staffordshire Police, Jason Nadin, urging him to begin camera checks between Barton and Branston. It is important for safety reasons that the lower speed limit is properly enforced.”