Road policing officers are taking part in a Europe-wide speed enforcement campaign starting on Monday, 15th April.
Traffic crews which cover force areas will be carrying out extra patrols and conducting speedchecks across various locations. The campaign is being co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) and supports the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) roads policing strategy.
The intention is to improve the standards of driving and ultimately reduce road casualties. Every day on the roads of the UK an average of five people die and 65 are seriously injured in collisions where excess or inappropriate speed is a major factor (figures from DfT).
Road policing crews will be carrying out checks at areas which are already the subject of local speeding complaints or concerns. The checks will include the use of the mobile camera enforcement unit, which covers both force areas.
The operation will run from breakfast time on Monday and carry through until late on Sunday night.
“Driving too fast, or at an inappropriate speed remains a major factor in many road traffic collisions. It is an issue we tackle throughout the year, but operations such as this should remind motorists they stand a high risk of being caught if the choose to drive recklessly on the roads” said Insp Ed Turner