Herts police have been cracking down on speeding in Welwyn Garden City and Digswell following concerns from local residents.

On Thursday, July 27, the Safer Neighbourhood Team visited Station Road in Digswell and Heronswood Road - at the junction of Linces Way - in Welwyn Garden City to check the speeds of motorists.

The operation, carried out in rush hour between 4pm and 6pm, was scheduled in response to complaints raised by residents using Echo, Hertfordshire Constabulary's community voice platform.

No drivers were found to be exceeding the speed limits during the operation.

PC Darren Turner said: “I hope the operation reassures residents that we take your concerns seriously. If there is a location that you are worried about, please let us know.

“Speeding can carry such huge consequences and so we are determined to make sure the roads are safe from speeding drivers.

“I would like to remind residents that the speed limit along Station Road and Heronswood Road is 30mph.

READ MORE: New Welwyn Hatfield lottery set to 'make difference' to community

"The limit is there for a reason and we’d like to thank all those who abide by it. You are playing your part in keeping our community safe.”

The recent operation follows others in recent months that have led to some motorists being issued with warnings and given words of advice in Welwyn Garden City, Cuffley, and villages near Hatfield and Potters Bar.

Herts police have also warned drivers who get caught speeding that they could face time in jail if they lie about their details.

You can tell Herts police where you would like to see speeding operations by using Echo.

These links will take you to the relevant pages for Welwyn Hatfield North, Welwyn Hatfield South, and Welwyn Hatfield West.