Police have issued a warning after catching a number of drivers ‘ignoring’ the 30mph limit through the Meir Tunnel on the A50 this evening.
Officers from the Staffordshire Police Road Policing Unit were carrying out speed enforcement in the area as part of Operation Lightning.
Operation Lightning is part of a national campaign focusing on speeding in a bid to reduce the number of fatalities and casualties on the country’s roads.
An tonight in Meir, officers caught 30 drivers in just 17 minutes flouting the speed limit on the dual carriageway as they entered the Meir Tunnel.
The fastest speed they recorded during that time was 66mph – more than double the limit.
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A Road Policing Unit officer tweeted: “The current 30mph limit through Meir Tunnel is largely being ignored again this evening.
“It took only 17mins to record 30 drivers exceeding 38mph. The highest being 66mph.”
On May 16, one driver was caught travelling at 70mph through the tunnel before being stopped by officers.