Police target speeding drivers in crackdown

MHBG-21-03-13 Welsh Lane Fatal''Scene where a fatal road traffic accident took place on the morning of March 18th 2013.'Police crash investigator atthe scene.
MHBG-21-03-13 Welsh Lane Fatal''Scene where a fatal road traffic accident took place on the morning of March 18th 2013.'Police crash investigator atthe scene.

A week-long campaign to make drivers more aware of the dangers of speeding started yesterday (Monday).

Officers will be carrying out checks across Sussex at fixed enforcement sites as well as locally identified problem areas.

Excessive speeding is a leading course of road accidents in young people aged between 18 and 25.

The campaign runs in conjunction with the international European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) speed campaign.

Since the beginning of 2013 there have been 166 people seriously injured on the roads of Sussex and eight killed.

Sergeant Phil Duffy of the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit said, “Throughout the week officers will be stopping drivers who are speeding to enforce the law.

“They will also be education drivers about the dangers of driving with excessive speed.

“The dangers of speeding aren’t just about exceeding the speeding limit. Driving within the speed limit, but faster that the road or weather conditions allow is also dangerous to yourself and other road users.”

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said, “I am fully supportive of the work carried out by the police and partners to improve road safety and reduce the number of casualties across Sussex through education, engineering and enforcement.

“I would like to see communities becoming more involved in playing their part in making Sussex safer through initiatives such as Community Speed Watch and supporting Operation Crackdown. Safer roads and communities can be created by working together and sharing the roads responsibly.”