Warning to drivers to cut speed around schools in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings

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Police have warned drivers to reduce their speed in urban areas.

Officers in Bourne, Stamford and the Deepings have increasingly had to deal with speeding drivers, particularly during school drop-off and collection times.

PSCO Michelle Laughton, based in Market Deeping, said: “The problem of drivers speeding in the area is really becoming a concern.

“We are doing everything we can under police powers to combat the problem but are urging people to simply think when they get in their car.

“Think about your speed and don’t let your foot go down in a 30mph zone. Think about the children that are in the area as you go speeding through. Think about the damage your vehicle could do to a child if it were to collide with one.

“We all know that speed limits are in place for a reason, and particularly why they are in place in built-up areas where there are usually a lot of people around.

“These speed limits are there to protect people in the area, and especially around schools. If a car travelling at 30mph or below were to hit a child they would be injured but probably not fatally. Anything above that speed is likely to cause the death of a child.”