THIRTY people were dealt with for speeding round a Penarth school in a police operation.

Concerns raised were so strong about motorists’ speeds around Evenlode Primary School in south Penarth that South Wales Police held speed monitoring sessions on roads around the school.

One speeding offence prosecution was made while police dished out verbal warnings to a swathe of motorists driving around the school.

Penarth Times: A driver is pulled over during the operationA driver is pulled over during the operation (Image: SWP)

One those ‘verbal warnings’ is exhibited in a video, posted by the force on their Facebook page.

In it, an officer is seen pulling over a silver Mercedes and telling the driver: “Can you pull over by my car please, I need to speak to you about your speed."

The officer then goes on to tell of residents' concerns, saying: “We are here in response to residents and parents of the local school around this time of day, with the speeding up and down this road.”

On the speed monitoring sessions, a South Wales Police spokesperson said: “Following concerns raised by parents of a local school and residents, South Wales Police conducted an operation to monitor speeds in Penarth.

Penarth Times: Parents and residents were concerned about speeds round Evenlode Primary SchoolParents and residents were concerned about speeds round Evenlode Primary School (Image: Google Maps)

Penarth Times: The school, red box, in PenarthThe school, red box, in Penarth (Image: Google Maps)

“Thirty people were stopped and dealt with for speeding offences both in 20mph and 30mph speed limit areas.”

The force went on to say if the public has concerns about speeding in their area, they can contact the police via Live Chat at, online at, or email

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