Week-long crackdown on speeding in Cambridgeshire is launched

PUBLISHED: 10:39 14 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:39 14 April 2014

Police will be targeting speeding motorists.

Police will be targeting speeding motorists.

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Officers have launched a week-long crackdown on speeding in Huntingdonshire as part of a Europe-wide campaign.

Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire’s Roads Policing Unit will be enforcing speed limits using laser speed devices and unmarked police cars from Monday this week (April 14) to Monday next week (April 21).

Inspector Mark Rogers said: “Speeding is well known for being one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which has a proven link to fatal and serious road traffic incidents, along with the use of mobile phones while driving, not wearing a seatbelt and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“The traffic department enforces speed limits all year round but this week sees a targeted campaign which is happening right across Europe.

“There were 28,000 deaths on European roads in 2012 and it is estimated there were 250,000 serious injuries as a result of road traffic collisions.

“The good news is that road traffic fatalities in the UK decreased by 12 per cent in 2012 – if all motorists abided by the speed limits, the roads would be safer for everyone.

“Our message is clear, speeding kills. If you are caught speeding, expect to be dealt with robustly with a fine and points on your driving licence.”

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