Speeding drivers, beware! Police crack down on dangerous driving

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A three-force crackdown on speeding drivers is to take place throughout August.

Herts, Beds and Cambs police forces will be increasing the amount of speed checks and enforcement across the three counties, to target motorists who put others’ lives at risk.

Officers will be manning the areas’ worst speeding and collision hotspots to help reduce the number of road deaths caused by the dangerous practice, which is according to police one of the ‘fatal four’ driving offences.

The others include using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt and drink-driving.

Chief Insp Richard Hann of the tri-force roads policing unit said: “Speed limits exist to keep our roads safe and are in place to reduce casualties and save lives.

“Those drivers who choose to speed are not only putting their own lives at considerable risk but also the lives of other road users.

“Drivers must remember that driving a few miles over the legal speed limit increases your stopping distances and it really does make the difference between life and death. This focus on speeding should remind motorists that they stand a significant chance of being caught if they choose to drive recklessly on the roads across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.”

Drivers caught speeding will be issued with a fixed penalty notice or traffic offence report which could result in points on their licence, a fine of up to £2,500 or even court proceedings.

In some cases, drivers may be offered speed awareness courses as an alternative to receiving points.

Follow @roadpoliceBCH on Twitter to find out where speed enforcement operations will be taking place.

See a video report into police speed checks filmed in Hemel Hempstead last autumn, above.




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