Cleveland and Durham drivers warned of police speeding crackdown

Drivers are being warned that a national anti-speeding campaign will be in operation from next week.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 1:16 pm
Cleveland and Durham police forces are jointly joining an anti-speeding campaign.

Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit are taking part in the two operation which runs from Monday, July 26, to Sunday, August 8, aimed at targeting speeding motorists.

The campaign in County Durham and Cleveland is being run in conjunction with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and will see officers cracking down on speeding offences throughout the force area.

The campaign will be accompanied by social media activity, highlighting the dangers of not obeying speed limits.

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Insp Dave Williams, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “Sadly, people continue to speed despite the warnings that lives could be lost and people could end up seriously injured by the irresponsible actions of some drivers.

“We are using this campaign to highlight the dangers again and to carry out high visibility patrols to deter and detect those drivers carrying out speeding offences.”He added: “We often hear comments that police are out to make money by catching speeding drivers.

"The reality is that any revenue from offences is ring fenced to fund further road safety operations such as this and education for road users.

"Most importantly, simply sticking to the speed limits as per the law could save someone’s life. That someone could be a close friend, a relative, or even you.”

Updates throughout the campaign will be posted on Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.

For further information on road safety, go to www.cleveland.police.uk.