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Latest data shows one driver clocked at 92mph in Manea's 30mph zone




Police have promised to return to a Fenland village after catching two drivers for speeding while a number of others were stopped and “advised about the manner of their driving”.

The promise was given after officers had to cut short their time in Manea on Thursday when they were called to respond to a“high risk incident”.

Their lunchtime enforcement session came just as Manea Speedwatch Group published the latest statistics produced by the village’s MVAS (flashing sign) covering August 7 to 30 and found one driver hit 92mph in the 30pmh limit along Station Road - it was at night.

Fenland police carried out speed enforcement on Station Road in Manea after data showed high percentage of drivers speed through village. (16003663)
Fenland police carried out speed enforcement on Station Road in Manea after data showed high percentage of drivers speed through village. (16003663)

The flashing speed sign not only warns drivers if they are breaking the limit, but also records data of vehicles passing.

The device was located on Station Road, near the development plot at No 48 and recorded 25 per cent of inbound vehicles speeding (heading away from the sign). Although the average was only 27mph, the maximum was 92mph and there were at least 26 doing 60mph or more.

There were 20 per cent of outbound vehicles speeding. The average was again good at 27mph but the maximum was 84mph. Only 12 vehicles at 60mph or more.

In July data collected showed the fastest recorded was 79mph while the average speed was again 27mph.

Posting to their Facebook page Fenland police said: “In response to concerns around speeding in Manea your local team have carried out speed enforcement along Station Road at lunchtime today. Two drivers were reported for exceeding the 30mph limit; several others were stopped and advised about the manner of their driving. Sadly my time was cut short as I had to respond to a high risk incident; and I am aware that this wasn’t peak timing but it’s a start and something is better than nothing! I will return at alternative times, and hopefully for longer next time."



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