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Police to target speeding drivers in Norfolk as part of clamp down

PUBLISHED: 11:41 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:39 16 April 2018

Police officers to target speeders during week-long crackdown. Picture Archant.

Police officers to target speeders during week-long crackdown. Picture Archant.

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Police in Norfolk will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a week long enforcement campaign.

There will be an increased amount of checks and enforcement across the county next week as officers take part in the Europe-wide campaign.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision - alongside drink driving, driving whilst using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

“All too often officers have to deal with the results of drivers speeding, which can be devastating, with families and friends being left behind to pick up their lives after the event. One fatality on our roads is one too many.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason – the limit is set at the maximum safe speed to travel on a particular stretch of road.

“Drivers shouldn’t use these limits as targets; there are always other factors to consider including other road users, levels of traffic and weather conditions. The faster you are travelling, the less time you have to react to the unexpected and stop safely.”

The campaign will run from Monday until Sunday April 22.

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green, added: “Road safety is a big concern for many of Norfolk’s residents and is a priority in my county Police and Crime Plan. That is why I have invested in a number of schemes to tackle speeding on our county’s roads.”

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.

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