ONE driver was reported for speeding and seven others were given ‘words of advice’ after police conducted checks at two Trowbridge blackspots this week.

Officers from Wiltshire's Special Constabulary Road Safety Unit carried out speed checks in the Trowbridge area on Monday evening following complaints from the local community.

Speed checks were conducted in Leap Gate and on the A363 leading to the White Horse Business Park.

At Leap Gate, four drivers were given words of advice in relation to speed. On the A363, three drivers were given words of advice and one driver was reported.

Sgt Charly Chilton said: “Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for the weather or road conditions can make it harder to stop a vehicle safely and reduces the driver's reaction time.

“Speeding is known as one of the fatal four, and along with using a mobile phone whilst driving, not wearing a seatbelt and drink/drug driving, increases the chance of a collision ending in a serious injury or even fatality.”