27th Feb, 2021

Residents slam police as another car crashes on Coldfield Drive

Ross Crawford 9th Jul, 2020 Updated: 9th Jul, 2020

RESIDENTS in Foredrift Close are calling for action following another high speed crash on Coldfield Drive on Tuesday night.

This time a black BMW ended up planted in a hedge having spun round to end facing up the hill towards Headless Cross.

“It’s a 40mph speed limit on the road but you wouldn’t think it judging by the speeds people come down the hill,” said one resident.

“We’ve reported it to the local borough Councillor and nothing has been done, we raised at a Partners and Community Together (PACT) meeting and the policeman there didn’t even bother to write it down.”

Inspector Lee Page from Redditch Police said: “We are very aware of residents’ concerns in relation to speeding on Coldfield Drive and are actively targeting those who flout the limit.

“In the last few days we have issued three speeding tickets, as well as reporting drivers for careless driving and other offences in relation to the roadworthiness of vehicles.

“We use a wide range of education, enforcement and publicity programmes to address the issue of excessive speed across Redditch and our Community Speed Watch initiative is one of these.

“These are local schemes established where communities raise speeding as a concern.

“For more information on Community Speed Watch, residents are asked to contact their local safer neighbourhood team.”

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