WEST NORFOLK: Police clamp down on rat-run users
Police will be clamping down on illegal use of rat-runs as Operation Jazzy is resumed across Gaywood, Fairstead and Reffley over the next few weeks.
Drivers using access-only routes on King George V Avenue and Gayton Road as cut-through routes could find themselves receiving fines as police enforce traffic regulations.
Residents in both areas have complained that the roads are being used illegally, King George V Avenue used by those avoiding the congestion at the traffic lights on Tennyson Avenue at peak times.
The Gayton Road service road is used as a rat-run by Fairstead residents keen to avoid delays at the mini-roundabouts near the hospital entrance.
Both roads are clearly sign-posted as access-only and officers will be carrying out regular enforcement patrols and handing out £30 fixed penalty notices to anyone seen ignoring these signs.
As the police do not enforce the parking regulations in the town, they will only be handing out tickets for moving traffic offences.
A similar operation was carried out in March 2012 and saw over 30 drivers fined.
For more information about the regulations on these roads, contact the Gaywood, Fairstead and Reffley on 101.
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