Hundreds of Suffolk speeders caught in clamp down

PUBLISHED: 11:39 26 April 2012 | UPDATED: 12:26 26 April 2012

A mobile speed camera van monitors traffic.

A mobile speed camera van monitors traffic.

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

Between April 16 and 22 roads policing officers and police SafeCam vans were deployed county wide to clamp down on speeding checks.

During the campaign 707 motorists were caught speeding with 616 caught by SafeCam cameras and fixed cameras and the remaining 91 caught by police officers on patrol.

Last year there were 28 fatal collisions on Suffolk’s roads resulting in 30 deaths.

In six of those crashes 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, which saw 20 deaths that year.

Sgt Paul Ward, of the casualty reduction team, said: “During the campaign our officers have been working 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.

“Campaigns such as this see a heightened concentration on those speeding in the county but this remains a priority throughout the year and we will continue to crackdown on those who drive at excessive speed.

“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.”

The week long campaign was lead by Tispol, the European Traffic Police Network

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