Hampshire police launch crackdown on speeding motorists

Police to crackdown on speeding motorists
Police to crackdown on speeding motorists
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HAMPSHIRE police are having a crackdown on speeding motorists.

Starting on August 12, traffic officers across the county will be taking part in a two-week campaign targeting drivers who disregard speed limits.

The aim of the initiative is to remind people of the dangers of speeding and the potentially devastating consequences.

Road safety sergeant, Scott Kerr, commented: ‘We know that everyone has lots of exciting plans over the summer, but we want to make sure you all get to your destinations safely.

‘A few miles an hour over the speed limit or travelling at inappropriate speed can have catastrophic affects upon road users and their families, many of whom also suffer lasting and profound consequences from collisions where a loved one has been killed or seriously injured.’

Exceeding the speed limit or travelling too fast for  conditions has been shown to be the major contributory factor in 20 per cent of all fatal casualties, 12 per cent of serious casualties and 10 per cent of the total casualties across the region.

Sergeant Kerr added: ‘Excessive speed will reduce the time you have to react to a hazard and further the distance it takes for you to stop.

‘If everyone drives sensibly and pays full attention to the road ahead then hopefully this can be a summer to remember for the right reasons.’