SPEEDSTERS were caught out when the council joined with police for road safety checks.

Sandhurst Town Council and Thames Valley Police joined together to find out how many vehicles were being used to speed through the town, and carried out tests in Little Sandhurst on January 17.

While the speed limit on the roads was 30mph, one vehicle was caught at an alarming 43 mph going down Wokingham Road by Maybrick Close.

Of the 163 vehicles going through this area at the time of recording, 22.7 per cent of drivers broke the speed limit and drove at speeds of 32mph or more.

In Crowthorne Road North by Harts Leap Close, drivers were much more obedient to the law, and only five per cent of motorists travelled at a speed of 32mph or more.

Overall, 45 drivers were caught at speeds of 32mph or more.

Cllr Michael Brossard, Chairman of the Sandhurst Neighbourhood Action Group, said: "Speed limits are in place for a reason. Not only is speeding dangerous for drivers, it is just as dangerous for pedestrians.

"It is unacceptable for anyone to be breaking the law and the 45 people responsible for speeding during this exercise are being contacted and reminded of their responsibilities to others.

"Sandhurst Town Council will continue working alongside Thames Valley Police and will review the situation at the next Neighbourhood Action Group meeting."