Posted: 13.01.20 at 11:47 by The Editor
Lincolnshire Police has launched a fresh crackdown on speeding motorists today (Mon).
The three-week long speed enforcement campaign is being co-ordinated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
The force will be undertaking enforcement and educational activities during the campaign.
Inspector Marc Gee, Roads Policing lead, Lincolnshire Police, said: “We will play a part in making our roads safer, along with Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP).
“Speeding is one of the fatal4, along with seatbelts, phones and drink/drug driving, and therefore part of our year-round focus on road safety.
“Throughout this campaign, officers will use their discretion to offer advice, issue Fixed Penalty Notices, educate through a speed awareness course if appropriate, and where necessary place a driver before the court.
“We can all play a part in making our roads safer by respecting the speed limits.”
National statistics reveal speed contributes to around 11 percent of all injury collisions reported to the police, 15 percent of crashes resulting in a serious injury and 24 percent of collisions that result in a death.
As well as educating road users, Community Speed Watch teams will be out across the county, traffic officers will be monitoring the county’s roads for speeding cars and LRSP will be deploying mobile cameras.
John Siddle, from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, said: "We are currently seeing more drivers disregarding speed limits across the county.
"Last year saw over 50 people killed on Lincolnshire's roads, every one of those is a tragedy for families, friends and colleagues of those lost.
"Exceeding the speed for most is risking a fine and points on your licence however, it can be so much more. Slow down!"