‘Marathon’ enforcement campaign tackles Europe’s speeding drivers
A 24-hour ‘Speed Marathon’ took place across Europe on Thursday 21 April.
The day-long initiative formed part of TISPOL’s week-long speed enforcement operation which will set out to tackle ‘the single biggest factor in fatal road collisions’.
The campaign, which got underway on 18 April and ran until 24 April, focused on prevention by persuading drivers to think about the risks associated with illegal and/or inappropriate speed.
TISPOL encouraged participating police forces to publish information about the precise locations of speed checkpoints in advance.
Aidan Reid, TISPOL president, said: “Our forthcoming speed enforcement activity is all about prevention. We want drivers to think about the speeds they choose; speeds which are both legal and appropriate for the conditions. By doing so, they will be reducing the risks they face and the risks they pose to other road users.
“Illegal and/or inappropriate speed is the single biggest factor in fatal road collisions. That’s why police officers take action against drivers who fail to comply with speed limits.
“The 24-hour speed marathon is one component in our strategy for reducing casualties, and making Europe’s roads safer.”