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Suffolk/Norfolk: Police forces to crack down on speeding motorists and drink drivers

PUBLISHED: 12:26 15 August 2014

Crackdown on motoring offences

Crackdown on motoring offences

Motorists who risk lives by speeding are being targeted by Norfolk and Suffolk Police as part of a week-long campaign.

Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign which aims to highlight the dangers of speeding and the consequences that driving above the limit can have.

The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, begins on Monday and will run until August 24, and will see an increased amount of checks and enforcement across both counties.

Motorists caught speeding will face a £100 fixed penalty notice and three points on their licence or may have the option to complete a Speed Awareness course. Under certain circumstances drivers could be taken to court where they may face larger fines and disqualification from driving.

Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “Drivers who speed are more likely to be involved in a collision because they have less time to react to situations.

“Speeding is recognised as one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which leads to people being killed or seriously injured on our roads alongside drink driving, using a mobile phone and seatbelt offences.

“The limits are in place for a reason, to reduce casualties and keep the roads safe for everyone. During this campaign we’ll be speaking to drivers using a mixture of education and enforcement to get the message through to slow down.”

For results and updates during the campaign follow the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter @NSRoadsPolicing

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