Crackdown hits hundreds of drivers

MORE than 700 motorists have been hit with speeding fines following a crackdown in Suffolk.A total of 736 drivers are facing fines or even losing their licence after being stopped last month while police officers took part in a Europe-wide speed enforcement campaign.

MORE than 700 motorists have been hit with speeding fines following a crackdown in Suffolk.

A total of 736 drivers are facing fines or even losing their licence after being stopped last month while police officers took part in a Europe-wide speed enforcement campaign.

A further 84 people were stopped in connection with drink or drug driving charges, with 285 stopped and handed penalty notices for using mobile phones and 464 people being pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.

Chief inspector Martin Barnes-Smith said: “Speed kills, we say it again and again, but still the message does not seem to get through.

“It is disappointing that so many drivers seem to believe that they are somehow exempt from the regulations and the possible consequences of speeding. There are no exemptions.

“The greater a driver's speed, the less opportunity his or her brain has to absorb the details of potential hazards that may confront them.

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“Reaction times are also cut in proportion to the increase in speed giving drivers less opportunity to avoid obstacles.”

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