Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham driver calls police to say sorry for speeding

A motorist who was caught breaking the speed limit by police has contacted officers to apologise.

The driver had received a letter as part of a speed awareness scheme held in the Stockland Green area of Erdington, Birmingham.

After receiving the warning letter, the driver phoned police to apologise and claimed he was unaware of the 30mph speed limit.

PCSO Duncan Long said it was the first apology out of 600 letters sent out.

Community Speedwatch aims to raise awareness of speeding in residential areas.

No prosecutions are instigated, but details of the offending vehicles are kept by officers and a warning letter is sent to the driver, advising them of the impact of speeding.

Mr Long said: "We don't expect to receive an apology from every motorist.

"We'll be happy if we can simply make them reconsider their driving and make our roads safer."

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