Big increase in drivers caught speeding

SUFFOLK: More than 200 drivers were caught speeding in Suffolk each day during a police enforcement campaign, which is a big rise on the last available figures.

Tispol, the European Traffic Police Network, ran the crackdown on speedsters alongside Suffolk’s Roads Policing Unit for a week from Monday, August 23.

They caught 1,400 speeding motorists from across the county, of whom 1,116 were found by police officers and another 337 by fixed speed cameras.

This marks an increase of more than 150 per cent compared to the most recent campaign in April, when just 900 motorists were caught.

Zoe Finn of the Roads Policing Unit said: “It is very disappointing that there are so many people not taking notice of our warnings and driving at excessive speed.

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“Forty-two people were killed on Suffolk’s roads last year and the role speed plays in both fatal and serious road traffic collisions cannot be underestimated.”

She added: “There is never an excuse for flouting the speed limit and drivers need to realise the impact driving at excessive speeds can have.

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“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.”

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