ALMOST 60 drivers were caught speeding in Holmes Chapel during three enforcement sessions by police.

Twelve motorists were recorded driving at more than the 30mph speed limit in Macclesfield Road yesterday morning (Tuesday).

Vehicle speeds were recorded with the use of an enforcement gun, and the highest speed recorded was 43mph.

All the information recorded will be sent to the Central Ticket Office.

A further 46 drivers were caught speeding on two local roads on Thursday morning by PCSO Liz Chesters.

The officer carried out speed enforcement in Manor Lane, during which 16 drivers were found to be exceeding the 30mph limit, and the officer recorded 30 drivers breaking the 30 limit in Knutsford Road. The highest speed recorded was 43 mph.

Eight drivers were caught breaking the 30 limit on Middlewich Road on August 8, the highest speed recorded being 42mph.

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points added to your driving licence.

You could be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within three years.

Two community Speedwatch sessions were carried out by volunteers on Main Road in Goostrey last month.

Twelve drivers were found to be exceeding the 30mph speed limit, with 50 per cent of those drivers living in Goostrey.

A police spokesman said: “The local community is concerned about the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit in their area.

“We all need to work together as a community to reduce these figures.

“Higher speeds mean that drivers have less time to identify and react to what is happening around them, and can take longer for the vehicle to stop.”

PCSO Chesters will be at the parish council office in Holmes Chapel for residents to raise any issues or concerns they may have.

The officer will be at the office on Saturday from 3pm to 4pm and on Tuesday, September 24, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Residents can also chat to police at Holmes Chapel Community Centre on September 8 from 11am to midday, September 12 from 5pm to 6pm, September 19 from 11am to midday and September 28 from 2pm to 3pm.