POLICE have been cracking down on speeding on a major road in a Herefordshire village.

Peterstow Parish Council, north of Ross-on-Wye on the A49 has highlighted the dangerousness of the trunk road with West Mercia Police saying officers are feeding back to councillors.


With police using a speed gun to find people flouting the 40mph speed limit on Thursday (December 9), the parish council had already agreed in March to buy a £4,260 speed indicator device as part of the crackdown.

The signs are designed to make drivers aware of their speed.


In September, parish council minutes said an email had been received about the safety of the pavement on the A49.

The concern resulted from overgrown hedges – which have since been cut by Highways England – as well as speeding, particularly by lorries.