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Clampdown sees drivers caught using A140 rat-run

PUBLISHED: 11:26 26 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:26 26 November 2019

A 33-year-old was charged with supplying class A drugs. Picture: Getty

A 33-year-old was charged with supplying class A drugs. Picture: Getty

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Motorists have received warnings after police monitoring found a notorious Long Stratton rat-run being used by impatient A140 commuters.

St Michaels Road in Long Stratton is used by drivers looking to avoid the A140 despite being access only. Picture: Sonya BrownSt Michaels Road in Long Stratton is used by drivers looking to avoid the A140 despite being access only. Picture: Sonya Brown

Officers issued Traffic Offence Reports to drivers caught using St Michaels Road, which runs parallel the A140 through the centre of the town, as a way to avoid rush hour congestion.

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Residents have long campaign for enforcement on the access-only road, which has a 20mph speed limit but regularly sees drivers using the road to access services on Swan Lane especially during peak times.

Police reported six motorists for contravening access only signs on St Michaels Road between 8am and 9am on Tuesday, November 26.

MORE: Fears raised over Long Stratton 'rat-run' road

A residents' survey in 2015 has raised safety fears and claimed the road's access-only status is regularly abused and the speed and sheer volume of traffic is on the increase.

In a tweet South Norfolk Police warned: "Please remember St Michaels Road is not a cut through."

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