Police officers have been carrying out speeding checks on a 20mph stretch of road near Leavesden.

Officers from the North Watford safer neighbourhood team stationed themselves in High Road on Monday for a 90 minute operation.

The residential road has a speed limit of 20mph but it appears many drivers were caught exceeding this limit.

Police say three drivers were issued with traffic offence reports for speeding.

They were caught travelling at 30, 32, and 33 miles per hour respectively.

Police can issue traffic offence reports instead of a fixed penalty ticket to allow the force to offer driver education courses.

Traffic offence reports can be issued for offences such as speeding, driving while using a mobile phone or driving with no insurance.

These offence reports can carry fines and can result in between three and six penalty points being added to a driving licence - but some offences allow the opportunity for the driver to attend an educational course instead of paying a fine.

Alongside the three drivers issued with traffic offence reports, police say 17 motorists were stopped and given words of advice about their speed.

A further driver was reported for not wearing a seatbelt.

After posting about its operation on Facebook, many residents welcomed the crackdown on speeding in the neighbourhood.

Some called for officers to visit other streets in Watford, including Garston Lane and Balmoral Road.