'˜No such thing as safe speeding' warn police '“ in crackdown on motorists over the limits

POLICE have warned that there's '˜no such thing' as safe speeding.

Monday, 16th April 2018, 1:00 am

Hampshire police will join up with forces across the UK and Europe this week, to highlight that travelling at an illegal and/or inappropriate speed is the single biggest factor in fatal road collisions.

Hampshire and Thames Valley’s Roads Policing Unit said: ‘The speed limit is a limit, not a target. You have to drive within it to stay in proper control, there’s no such thing as safe speeding.’

Police said on average, excessive or inappropriate speed was a contributory factor in 20 per cent of road deaths across Hampshire and the Thames Valley region.

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Sgt Rob Heard, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘We’re committed to increasing road safety and will continue to target those who fail to abide by speed limits.

‘Some think it’s okay to travel just a little over the speed limit. However, a few miles an hour can make a significant difference to you reacting and being able to avoid a hazard or collision.’