DEVICES which measure speeding vehicles will be re-deployed in Mapplewell after one vehicle was clocked travelling over twice the legal speed limit on a residential street.

The speed indicator devices were placed across the Darton East ward over the last month with the hope that motorists would reduce their speed.

Coun Steve Hunt, who represents Darton East, told the Chronicle they were successful in doing so - but was concerned about the ‘alarming’ speed of vehicles - which included a vehicle recorded as driving 75mph on Spark Lane.

He told the Chronicle: “I welcome the recent presence of the council’s speed indicator devices in Darton East ward.

“The data that I have obtained shows that they have been effective in reducing vehicles speeds.

“The maximum speeds recorded are alarming.

“I have discussed with council officers and established that these very high speeds were a tiny percentage of vehicles and that they may have been attributed to emergency service vehicles responding to calls.

“I have received some criticism from residents over the positioning of the SID on Darton Lane and requested that next time it is situated lower down by the Ibberson Memorial Gardens.

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“Road safety continues to be a high priority for our residents.

“I will continue to work with Couns Leyla Nayeri and Dickie Denton to address their concerns with the council’s road safety team.

“I look forward to the SIDs returning to Darton East on a regular basis.”