DRIVERS in Shaw only received advice on “minor issues” during police monitoring this week.

Transport unit officers took to the streets of Shaw to monitor drivers in a bid to “reduce accidents” in the area.

Taking to Facebook on Wednesday GMP Royton & Shaw published a post that read: “Transport unit were out in Shaw today. Thumbs up. all drivers checked and we only had to advise on some minor issues. Majority of drivers were spot on; thats what we want to reduce accidents. We will continue to monitor this week. Keep up the good work.”

The post was met by a flood of more than 50 comments from residents recommending other roads in the area in need of monitoring.

One person wrote: “You would be better on Buckstones Road or Milnrow Road. Hope the patrols are around more areas more often.”

Another added in agreement: “Sometimes I think some cars are going to take off as they come down the hill from Buckstones Road.”

A third said: “You want to get on Siddall street, catch the ones flying down Crompton Way.”

Manchester Road and Shaw Road were also mentioned, and multiple people requested further monitoring during the evenings.

The force responded with a comment that reads: “Thanks for all the comments we are a force wide unit and are reacting to genuine residents’ concerns about areas in relation to increased driving offences.

"We will do late evening speed checks subject to demand, but we were on days today and could see that your community have not had much attention and wanted to do something positive. Lots of people came to speak to us and everyone we spoke to were very positive so we will not leave it as long next time.”

Officers are set to remain in the area throughout the rest of the week.