Police target speeding drivers with new campaign
PUBLISHED: 14:07 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 06 August 2018
Police patrols will target speeding drivers in Cambridgeshire from today (Monday, August 6) as part of a week-long campaign to tackle dangerous driving.
The campaign aims to tackle dangerous driving by raising public awareness of the potentially fatal consequences of driving at an inappropriate or illegal speed.
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) roads policing sergeant Ian Manley said: “Last year, the number of speed offences dealt with in Cambridgeshire reached the highest number since 2015, meaning there is clearly still a lot of work to do to tackle dangerous driving across the county.
“Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences that are most likely to cause a collision, therefore we must do all we can to prevent as many avoidable collisions on the roads of Cambridgeshire as possible.”
Throughout the planned week of action, officers across the BCH Roads Policing Unit (RPU) will dedicate all available patrols, which are not responding to emergency calls, to tackling dangerous drivers who choose to ignore the speed limit.
In 2017 alone, the RPU dealt with more than 45,000 speeding offences across Cambridgeshire, with men aged 26 to 35 proving to be the most prolific offenders.