Thousands are caught speeding in crackdown

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MORE than 1,700 speeding drivers were caught in a week-long police operation.

Sussex police carried out roadside checks across the county.

A total of 1,403 speeding vehicles were detected by static and mobile cameras provided by Sussex Safer Road Partnership. A further 357 offenders were caught by roads policing officers.

One of the highest speeds recorded was a van travelling at 93mph in a 60mph zone on the eastbound A27 near Chichester. The driver has received court summons.

Inspector Steve Grace, from Sussex police, said: ‘Throughout the week officers stopped drivers who were speeding to talk to them about the dangers of driving with excessive speed. Many of those we spoke to will be eligible for a speed awareness course as an alternative to a fixed penalty and points.’