The National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) Speed reduction Campaign begins on Monday 25 and lasts until 7 June.
The main objectives of the campaign are to:
- Keep all road users safe
- Reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads
- Tackle irresponsible and dangerous drivers committing speeding offences
- Educate drivers of the risks, both to themselves and to other road users associated with inappropriate speed
- Encourage drivers to drive at speeds safe for the road environment and to obey speed limits at all times
- Support new road users, in particular pedal cyclists, to keep safe on the roads
Head of Humberside Police Specialist Operations Unit (SOU), Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson, said: “We always want people to be safe on our roads – but that’s particularly important now. We want to do all we can to take extra care and avoid putting any additional strain on our hospitals as a result of road traffic collisions.
“During the national speed reduction campaign, we, alongside Safer Roads Humber, will continue to enforce speed limits for the safety of all roads users and making sure people are aware of the dangers of speeding. Speed safety camera vans will be at locations throughout the region and officers will be targeting speeding motorists.
“Speed can have a significant effect on the severity of collisions and having monitored the average speed on a number of different routes across the force area, what has been really concerning is that we have seen some really significant top end speeds recently. One driver was caught doing 116mph in a 60 limit – almost double the speed limit - and these are the kinds of speeds we need to stop before people get really badly hurt.
“The more vehicles take to the roads and the volume of traffic increases the average speed will naturally start to fall.
“We will continue to do all we can to keep you safe on our roads and all we ask is that drivers play their part too, by taking extra care, by driving to the conditions of the road and by keeping to the speed limits.
“If you have concerns about road related incidents, you can also upload dashcam footage for us to review.
“This can include a wide range of potential offences, for example dangerous driving, driving whilst using a mobile, overtaking on solid white lines or going through red lights – although it shouldn’t be used to report collisions.
“We will be supporting this national campaign and so would remind drivers to slow down, take extra care and drive within the legal speed limits.”
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