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Police catch more than 4,000 speeders over two-week campaign

Figures have been released showing more than 4,000 motorists were caught speeding in Norfolk and Suffolk during a two-week enforcement campaign.

The campaign, which was co-ordinated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, saw an increased amount of speed-related checks and enforcement across both counties, with 2,024 and 2,100 motorists being caught speeding in Norfolk and Suffolk, respectively.

Of those caught speeding, 3,260 were cars, 54 were motorcycles, 766 were vans and 44 were lorries, with 3,193 caught by fixed or mobile speed cameras, while the remainder were caught by officers on patrol.

Police caught a total of 4,124 motorists in Norfolk and Suffolk speeding during a two week campaign.
Police caught a total of 4,124 motorists in Norfolk and Suffolk speeding during a two week campaign.

The initiative, which took place between May 25 and June 7, also saw officers highlighting and informing drivers of the risks of speeding, and the consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing unit, said: “It is encouraging that, as we have seen traffic flow steadily increase with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, a large majority of drivers in Norfolk have stuck to the speed limits.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason – the limit is set at the maximum safe speed to travel on a particular stretch of road.”

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner Lorne Green added: “The simple fact is that dangerous driving – including through excessive speed – kills. I fully support this education and enforcement campaign in helping to reiterate that message.

“With more drivers returning to our roads, I urge you to think of other road users, but also remember the life you save may even be your own.”

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