Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Suffolk/Norfolk: Police forces to crack down on speeding motorists and drink drivers

12:26 15 August 2014

Crackdown on motoring offences

Crackdown on motoring offences

Motorists who risk lives by speeding are being targeted by Norfolk and Suffolk Police as part of a week-long campaign.

Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign which aims to highlight the dangers of speeding and the consequences that driving above the limit can have.

The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, begins on Monday and will run until August 24, and will see an increased amount of checks and enforcement across both counties.

Motorists caught speeding will face a £100 fixed penalty notice and three points on their licence or may have the option to complete a Speed Awareness course. Under certain circumstances drivers could be taken to court where they may face larger fines and disqualification from driving.

Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “Drivers who speed are more likely to be involved in a collision because they have less time to react to situations.

“Speeding is recognised as one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which leads to people being killed or seriously injured on our roads alongside drink driving, using a mobile phone and seatbelt offences.

“The limits are in place for a reason, to reduce casualties and keep the roads safe for everyone. During this campaign we’ll be speaking to drivers using a mixture of education and enforcement to get the message through to slow down.”

For results and updates during the campaign follow the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter @NSRoadsPolicing

4 comments

  • Difference is Chris people on cycles who do stuff they shouldn't actually cause little harm. People in motorised transport who speed, drink drive and talk on their phones kill 2000 people a year and and seriously injure about 25,000. Don't let the facts get in the way of your well developed prejudices though. PD your comments are a bit silly and I honestly don't understand why otherwise sane people defend speeding, do you also argue that drink driving is ok or burglary or muggings? it's all breaking the law and all harmful to someone.

    Report this comment

    IanW

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

  • Also there are more low speed shunts than higher speeds , thats proven , so how does Mr Spinks justify that comment " Have less time to react" . Formula 1 drivers have the quickest reactions of any drivers , do they drive or slow ? People who drive at a higher pace regularly are safer drivers because of , its part of Police Driver Training too . Another drink drive campaign ! There's more chance of getting away with it than ever now due to cuts in numbers of Traffic Officers etc

    Report this comment

    Poppys Dad

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • So whats this got to do with motorists speeding and drink driving Chris D ? Nobody ever riding a pedal bike is going to killed anyone ! Ask Mr Spinks why there are so few roads Policing Officers now ? In the old days a Traffic car was always about on the main routes , not nowadays and i drive all the main routes around Suffolk .

    Report this comment

    Poppys Dad

    Friday, August 15, 2014

  • So push bikers can still weave in and out, change from road to pavement and back, cycle down a road the wrong way, speed down pavements, ignore traffic lights, can they?

    Report this comment

    Chris D

    Friday, August 15, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Programme Name: Robot Wars - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: The House Robots Dead Metal, Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt - (C) Mentorn Media Scotland - Photographer: Alan Peebles

“For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs, toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer.

Flower left at Bramford Recreation Ground on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of toddler Ryan Ward's death.

Travellers have arrived at a playing field in Ipswich - almost three years to the day since a toddler was killed in a collision with a van at the same site.

Abellio Greater Anglia

A person has been pronounced dead after being struck by a train near Needham Market station.

A company in Gt. Blakenham has been making insoles for years but everything has suddenly taken off since Usain Bolt started using their products. Pictured is director Bente Smith-Rewse.

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.

It's hot up there!

You know it’s hot when your thighs stick together. For men out there, it’s more of a woman thing, writes Lynne Mortimer.

The snake captured by residents in St John's Road, Ipswich.

Brave neighbours came to the aid of a father and his three young daughters who were left stunned when they discovered an exotic-looking snake coiled in their back garden.

England's Harry Martin in 2014.

The greatest sporting spectacle on the planet is almost upon us once again.

Sandcastle building at Southwold

What are we doing today? The summer holidays are here and to help parents in Suffolk we are offering a guide to 12 days out on the Suffolk coast that won’t cost a penny.

Firefighters from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended.

Firefighters helped free a baby locked in a car in Ipswich today.

Roadworks currently ongoing at Majors Corner, Ipswich.

Work to upgrade the gas mains in Ipswich’s Woodbridge Road East has been postponed until August 1 following a request from Suffolk County Council.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24