Nearly 350 drivers stopped in speed crackdown

A POLICE crackdown at speeding hotspots in east Suffolk has seen almost 350 drivers stopped.

Craig Robinson

A POLICE crackdown at speeding hotspots in east Suffolk has seen almost 350 drivers stopped.

The motorists were targeted by Woodbridge and District Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) on Thursday.

The initiative coincided with national Brake road safety week and aimed to tackle problems in areas known for speeding problems.


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Officers checked 346 vehicles in Burgh, Eyke, Orford, Chillesford, Melton, Campsea Ashe, Ufford and Bromeswell.

They handed out 15 warnings, 10 fixed penalty notices, which includes a �60 fine and three points on the licence and seizing one vehicle as the driver had no insurance.

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Acting Sergeant Rebecca O'Neill said: “Speeding is an issue which is regularly raised with us at the SNT. It impacts on people's daily lives and is a real contributor to collisions.

“In fact, tackling speeding is currently one of our priorities, particularly in The Street, Eyke; and we were pleased to be able to provide a series of road checks as part of the national Brake road safety week. We hope this day of action will go some way to discourage people from speeding in the future.”

The Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership is made up of representatives from Suffolk County Council, the Suffolk Constabulary, Safecam, Suffolk Fire & Rescue services, the Highways Agency and the East of England Ambulance Service.

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