Suffolk: Police in clampdown on speeding motorists

POLICE will be targeting speeding motorists this week as part of an enforcement campaign.

The campaign, led by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, began yesterday and will run until Sunday.

Nationally the number of people killed in road collisions reported to the police increased by 3 per cent from 2010 to 2011. This is the first increase since 2003.

During a similar speed campaign held in Suffolk in April, 707 motorists were caught speeding.

This week will see an increased checks and enforcement across the county.

Last year there were 28 fatal collisions on Suffolk’s roads resulting in 30 deaths. In six of these incidents speeding was identified as being a contributory factor. In 2010 speeding was a contributing factor in just under a third of road deaths in the county.

Sergeant Paul Ward of the Casualty Reduction Team said: “The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. Speed limits are there for a reason.”

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