Police crackdown in Bath as lorries continue to dodge city centre

Police are continuing to crack down on drivers who use roads with weight and speed restrictions in Bath. They were at the bottom of Lansdown Lane again today (Friday, May 28) for the second time this week, to check the speeds and weights of vehicles using the notorious hill. In 2015, four-year-old Mitzi Steady lost her life when a tipper truck went out of control on the hill, striking cars and pedestrians.

This week, a local mum expressed concern about the increased number of HGVs using the road, which has a 7.5-tonne weight restriction. Looking for Bath’s top stories in one place? Sign up for our newsletter here. She attributed the change to the Clean Air Zone and works to the Cleveland Bridge forcing lorry drivers to choose other routes.

The Bath neighbourhood team for Avon and Somerset Police called for residents to make their voices heard regarding roads in the north of the city. As well as Lansdown Lane, they were stationed on Brassmill Lane and Weston Road.

A Facebook post by the officers said: “Bath City Outer Neighbourhood Team conducting speed and restrictions checks along Lansdown Lane, Brassmill Lane and Weston Road. “Is there a road north of the river you feel needs some attention?

If so leave a comment and we can hopefully try and tackle any issues or concerns in that area.

Stay safe.”