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

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.

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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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4 comments

  • Difference is Chris people on cycles who do stuff they shouldn't actually cause little harm. People in motorised transport who speed, drink drive and talk on their phones kill 2000 people a year and and seriously injure about 25,000. Don't let the facts get in the way of your well developed prejudices though. PD your comments are a bit silly and I honestly don't understand why otherwise sane people defend speeding, do you also argue that drink driving is ok or burglary or muggings? it's all breaking the law and all harmful to someone.

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    IanW

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Also there are more low speed shunts than higher speeds , thats proven , so how does Mr Spinks justify that comment " Have less time to react" . Formula 1 drivers have the quickest reactions of any drivers , do they drive or slow ? People who drive at a higher pace regularly are safer drivers because of , its part of Police Driver Training too . Another drink drive campaign ! There's more chance of getting away with it than ever now due to cuts in numbers of Traffic Officers etc

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    Poppys Dad

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • So whats this got to do with motorists speeding and drink driving Chris D ? Nobody ever riding a pedal bike is going to killed anyone ! Ask Mr Spinks why there are so few roads Policing Officers now ? In the old days a Traffic car was always about on the main routes , not nowadays and i drive all the main routes around Suffolk .

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    Poppys Dad

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • So push bikers can still weave in and out, change from road to pavement and back, cycle down a road the wrong way, speed down pavements, ignore traffic lights, can they?

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    Chris D

    Friday, August 15, 2014

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