Thousands caught in speeding crackdown

Speeding drivers were caught by police
Speeding drivers were caught by police
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MORE than 2,000 drivers were caught flouting the speed limit during a week-long police crackdown.

Hampshire police said 2,123 vehicles were clocked breaking the limit between 6am on April 14 and 11.59pm on April 20.

Of those 454 were detected by static speed cameras and the rest were caught be officer-controlled devices.

The checks were carried out as part of the Europe-wide TISPOL speed enforcement campaign

Throughout the campaign officers raised the awareness of the dangers of speeding to people and reminded those who drive goods vehicles how their speed varies on certain roads. Stickers were also given out to goods vehicle drivers to remind them of the different speed limits.

Sgt Rob Heard said: ‘The forces experienced by the human body in a collision increase exponentially as speed increases, and every day on the UK’s roads an average of five people will die and 65 will be seriously injured in collisions where speed may be a factor.

‘It needs to be noted that the speed limit is a limit, not a target – there will be times when you have to drive within it to stay in control.’