Speeding motorists caught by police campaign

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MORE than 700 motorists were caught speeding in Suffolk during a week-long European speed enforcement campaign in the county.

During the campaign, which saw roads policing officers and Safe Cam vans deployed countywide between April 16 and 22, a total of 707 motorists were caught speeding.

Police see speeding as one of the “Fatal Four” driving offences alongside drink driving, using a mobile phone and seatbelt offences.

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.

Sgt Paul Ward of the police casualty reduction team said: “During the campaign our officers worked hard to highlight the issue of speeding through enforcement and education and drivers should know that there is never an excuse for flouting the speed limit.

“The role speed plays in both fatal and serious road traffic collisions cannot be underestimated. It is a very simple message but a very important one – speed kills – and by targeting those who are speeding we hope we can save lives.”