Speeding motorists in spotlight

SPEEDING motorists in Suffolk are to be targeted as part of a Europe-wide enforcement campaign next week. The week long campaign which starts next Monday and will last until Sunday aims to highlight the issue and target offenders.

SPEEDING motorists in Suffolk are to be targeted as part of a Europe-wide enforcement campaign next week.

The week long campaign which starts next Monday and will last until Sunday aims to highlight the issue and target offenders.

Sgt Steve Knight, from Suffolk's Roads Policing Unit, said speed limits are set for a reason, to try to make the roads safer.

He said: “Time after time we hear speeding motorists trying to justify themselves but the hard fact is that speed is a contributory factor in a large number of serious and fatal road traffic collisions.

“Drivers who exceed the speed limit who believe they are in control of their cars can suddenly be met by the unexpected and we have dealt with a number of crashes recently where speed has affected the ability of the driver to avoid the collision.

Recent advertisements have highlighted the difference between being involved in a collision with a child at 30 miles per hour and the increased likelihood of a fatality at 40 mph.

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Sgt Knight added: “The huge impact on families and friends of victims of fatal road traffic collisions - and the victims themselves in serious collisions - should not be underestimated. It's something they have to live with for the rest of their lives - and it's so avoidable.

“It's a minority of drivers that feel they are above the law that place the majority of the public at risk - and it's these motorists we will be targeting throughout this campaign and beyond.”

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