MORE than 200 speeders were caught by Buckley volunteers in September, it has been confirmed.

The town's Community Speedwatch group did 15 roadside sessions during the month, with a total of 101 hours of work.

Cllr Arnold Woolley, who leads the group, said 225 speeders were recorded - 212 of which were referred to GoSafe and will receive letters.

The group also recorded two road tax defaulters and four MOT defaulters during the month.

"We've seen a few speeds going into the 50's near schools where the limit is 30 this month," Cllr Woolley said.

"When we look at things, people are not taking note of where they are - they are steaming along and this happens particularly in the 'going home' hours between 4pm and 5.30pm."

Cllr Woolley said he is also concerned to see bad driving on a regular basis.

He added: "Unfortunately there's an awful lot of tailgating going on.

"Having a safe distance between vehicles seems to have vanished.

"Our team is wondering if vehicles in this day and age are still being equipped with indicators, because we've seen several near-smashes because of idiots not indicating their intention.

"We also see a number of people driving past without seatbelts and using mobile phones.

"All of these things are dangerous practices.

"The number of licensed cars in this country in 2010 was 30.3 million.

"By 2019, that rose to 32.9 million.

"Our roads are getting more crowded so there is a greater need for careful and considerate driving, but that's not what we're seeing.

"The other thing is inattention - there are so many ways in which people can be distracted and they really do need to concentrate on driving, particularly maintaining a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front."