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Police forces step up efforts to detect speeding drivers


Police forces across the country are supporting a National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) campaign to crack down on speeding drivers.

In Hertfordshire, officers will be patrolling the county’s roads utilising four new road safety camera vans. The vans were funded by Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd in response to public requests for more action to be taken against speeding motorists.

Hertfordshire Police is warning motorists not to put their foot down this summer – particularly at a time when the country eases further out of lockdown.

Chief inspector Simon Tabert, Hertfordshire Police, said: “There have been restrictions in place for over a year now and it is understandable that many people will be looking forward to getting out and about this summer – but please ensure that wherever you are driving to this summer, you do so safely.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason. We want our roads to be safe for everyone: whether you’re a motorist, a cyclist or a pedestrian. It goes without saying that the faster you drive, the less time you have to react and any mistake by you or another is amplified by that speed.”

Meanwhile in Warwickshire, officers are asking motorists to #SlowDownSaveLives and obey speed limits. During the campaign, officers will be actively targeting offenders on the county’s roads and motorway network.

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