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Police target speeding hotspots


By Alex Spencer


Police across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire will be targeting speeding drivers in a two-week crackdown across the three counties.

The campaign will see officers from the Road Policing Unit will dedicate all available patrols, which are not responding to emergency calls, to enforce safe speeds in known problem areas.

Cambridge Police using speed gun. Police Press Office. (6507723)
Cambridge Police using speed gun. Police Press Office. (6507723)

The campaign will also look to raise awareness of the potentially fatal consequences of driving at an inappropriate or illegal speed through an online campaign.

Roads Policing Sergeant Ian Manley said: “We have established a list of collision hotspots which we will focus on in an attempt to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

“Year after year we deliver the same messages to slow down, in the hope that one day we won’t have to deliver heart-breaking news to families."

The list of areas to be targeted includes:

A141 Chatteris - March

A141 Isle of Ely way

A10 Melbourn

A505 Noons Folly, Melbourn

A1307 Cambridge Road, Linton

A1198 Longstowe

Malborne Way, Peterborough

Goldhay Way, Peterborough

A605 Oundle Road

A British Police officer operating a hand held speed gun. (6507709)
A British Police officer operating a hand held speed gun. (6507709)

Another of the planned tools to be used in the campaign is the unmarked HGV tractor unit, which will operate throughout Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire during the campaign.

Sgt Manley said: “Speeding is proven to be one of the leading causes of collisions so we will continue to do all we can to prevent offences where possible and prosecute those who choose to speed.”

The campaign will support the Europe-wide TISPOL campaign, which aims to reduce road traffic fatalities.

To report an incident of dangerous driving, visit Cambs.Police.Uk/Report



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