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Suffolk police campaign sees success

More than 1,100 drivers were caught speeding during the week-long campaign
More than 1,100 drivers were caught speeding during the week-long campaign

More than 1,100 drivers were caught speeding during a week-long enforcement campaign in Suffolk this month.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit and vans from the Suffolk Safety Camera Partnership were deployed across the county to carry out checks as part of a week-long European-wide campaign co-ordinated by TISPOL between August 6 and 12.

During the campaign a total of 1,168 drivers were caught speeding, 998 of which were caught by fixed or mobile camera sites, while 170 were caught by officers on patrol.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: "Speeding is recognised as one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which leads to people being killed or serious injured in a collision along with drink driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

"We target these and other types of offences all year round but these campaigns allow to raise awareness among drivers and explain the consequences of speeding.

"Drivers should adjust their speed to suit the conditions on the road and be aware of hazards. The higher your speed, the less time you have to react. Think…could you stop in time if something unexpected happened in front of you?”

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore, said: "Drivers who flout the speed limits put themselves and innocent people at considerable risk which is unacceptable. That’s why I totally support and congratulate the Suffolk Roads Policing officers for their recent enforcement campaign.

"Looking forward, our investment in roads policing and road safety will continue to be a top priority.”

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a Traffic Offence Report and face a fine, points on their licence, or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.

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