Police launch crackdown on speeding driversPublished Monday, 16th April 2018
A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from today (Monday 16th April).
Officers will raise awareness by highlighting the risks of speeding to drivers and encourage them to obey speed limits and drive at speeds safe for the road environment in order to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.
Chief Inspector Graham Milne, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “In roads policing we see speeding drivers put lives at risk on our roads every single day.
"As part of our jobs we see the devastation left behind when someone is killed or serious injured by a speeding driver, and it is heartbreaking seeing those families having to try to come to terms with something that could have been so easily avoided.
In a speeding campaign in April 2017, a total of 557 drivers were found to be breaking the law across Cleveland and Durham in just seven days.
Chief Inspector Milne continued: “Travelling at just 5mph above the speed limit can mean that it will take up to an extra six metres to stop your vehicle. It could literally be the difference between life and death.”
Updates on the speed campaign can be followed on Twitter at @saferjourney.