Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:47 am
They will be out on the streets on the look-out to catch motorists who flout the law
Police will be hitting the streets to catch those who fail to 'slow down' as part of a nationwide campaign to put the brakes on speeding.
Warwickshire Police Force has said that, as of tomorrow (Monday, January 14) police officers, special constables, Police Community Support Officers (PCSO's) and community speed watch volunteers will be out in local communities.
They have been tasked to not only try and catch those breaking the speed limit but also educate them against the dangers of speeding as well.
In the past three years alone, 73 people in Warwickshire have been killed and 557 seriously injured in collisions where speeding or inappropriate speed has been recorded as a contributory factor.
Roads Policing Inspector Adrian Davis for Warwickshire Police said: "Supporting this national campaign with local activities and increased enforcement is an important way of raising the issue and highlighting the dangers of speeding.
"There are many local residents in Warwickshire whose quality of life is affecting by people speeding through their community and families across the county that unfortunately know far too well the devastating consequences that speeding and collisions can lead to.
"We'd like to take the opportunity during this campaign to remind people of the consequences of speeding.
"Apart from the obvious consequences if you are involved in a collision, if prosecuted for speeding, the minimum penalty is a £100 fine and three penalty points.
"You could be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of three years".
The campaign will run from Monday until Sunday, January 27.