Police forces step up efforts to detect speeding offences

08.09 | 21 July 2021 | | 1 comment

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Police forces across the country are supporting a National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) campaign to crack down on speeding drivers.

In Hertfordshire, officers will be patrolling the county’s roads utilising four new road safety camera vans.

The vans were funded by Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd in response to public requests for more action to be taken against speeding motorists.

Hertfordshire Police is warning motorists not to put their foot down this summer – particularly at a time when the country eases further out of lockdown.

Chief inspector Simon Tabert, Hertfordshire Police, said: “There have been restrictions in place for over a year now and it is understandable that many people will be looking forward to getting out and about this summer – but please ensure that wherever you are driving to this summer, you do so safely.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason. We want our roads to be safe for everyone: whether you’re a motorist, a cyclist or a pedestrian. It goes without saying that the faster you drive, the less time you have to react and any mistake by you or another is amplified by that speed.”

Meanwhile in Warwickshire, officers are asking motorists to #SlowDownSaveLives and obey speed limits.

During the campaign, officers will be actively targeting offenders on the county’s roads and motorway network.

As well as breaking the law, the force says those who speed are being irresponsible and dangerous as the risks to themselves and other road users are high.

Chief inspector Faz Chishty, Warwickshire Police, said: “The role of Warwickshire Police is to help protect people from harm and this includes those who travel on our roads. 

“Speed limits are there to protect the public and to assist traffic flow as well as improving the quality of life for local residents. 

“Driving too fast or at an inappropriate speed for the road environment or conditions means that drivers have less time to react and near misses can easily turn into collisions.  

“That is why our officers will actively target those who speed on our county’s roads as well as on our motorway network.”


 

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    “… that the faster you drive, the less time you have to react and any mistake by you or another is amplified by that speed”. Quite right. Too many drivers don’t have the attributes to drive safely at speed, so when something unexpected happens and they brake hard, control is inevitably lost and what happens next is in the lap of the Gods..another statistic is the usual outcome. The pesistent speeder’s abilties behind the wheel are compromised across the board so they’re a moving potential road collsion statistic.


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