More than 700 speeders caught in Suffolk
Date: 27/04/2012. Story submitted by: nnn
Over 700 motorists were caught speeding in Suffolk during a week-long European speed enforcement campaign in the county between 16 and 22 April.
Roads Policing Officers and Suffolk Constabulary’s SafeCam vans were deployed countywide to increase checks and enforcement during the campaign, lead by Tispol – the European Traffic Police Network, and clampdown on those speeding.
During the campaign a total of 707 motorists were caught speeding, 616 of which were caught by SafeCam cameras and fixed cameras, and the remaining 91 were caught by police officers on patrol.
In 2010, police claim speeding was a contributing factor in just under a third of road deaths in the county.
Sgt Paul Ward of the Casualty Reduction Team said: “During the campaign our officers have been working hard to highlight the issue of speeding through enforcement and education and drivers should know that there is never an excuse for flouting the speed limit.
"Campaigns such as this see a heightened concentration on those speeding in the county but this remains a priority throughout the year and we will continue to crackdown on those who drive at excessive speed.
“Thirty people were killed on Suffolk’s roads last year and twenty in the previous year and the role speed plays in both fatal and serious road traffic collisions cannot be underestimated.
"It is a very simple message but a very important one – speed kills – and by targeting those who are speeding we hope we can save lives.”
Address: Suffolk police Martlesham Heath IP5 3QS
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