Police are responding to concerns regarding speeding in an area of Bolton after a PACT meeting.

People in the Ladybridge area who attended PACT meetings raised the issue to police about road safety, especially during school drop-off and pick-up hours.

Greater Manchester Police officers have now been out in the area with a speed gun today on Thursday, January 18, to catch those speeding.

Fortunately, no offences were reported on this occasion, but operations will continue.

A spokesman for GMP said: “Residents from the Ladybridge community who have attended or made representations at our PACT meetings have raised the issue of road safety on the estate.

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“Concerns were raised especially around school times as collectively there are five schools in the area which sees an increase in traffic and unfortunately at times, poor driving standards.

“Officers from the Bolton West team have been out on the estate today with our speed gun with the sole aim of reducing speed and raising road safety consciousness.

“We are pleased to report that no Traffic offence reports were required today.

“During this cold weather please allow more time for your journey and always ensure your car is defrosted and you have full visibility before you start your journey.”

In November last year for BRAKE's Road Safety Week of Action, Neighbourhood officers were out in the Rumworth ward this week carrying out speed checks.

And PCSO's from GMP Traffic were out across the borough concentrating on roads and junctions where there have been a number of crashes.

Local officers said they were targeting a number of sites where the community said speeding was a concern. This comes after the police announced that 100 new 'ultra' cameras will be brought in across Greater Manchester to reduce serious injuries and deaths.

The new yellow painted VECTOR-SR cameras will look different to older equipment and will use infra-red technology while operating for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the aim of eliminating road fatalities and accidents.

One of these cameras has already been installed opposite the Co-op on Chorley New Road in Horwich, but more details are expected later on about where cameras will be positioned.