Police to launch crackdown on speeding in Hartlepool

Drivers in Hartlepool and East Durham are being warned of a crackdown on speeding.

Friday, 13th April 2018, 1:46 pm
Updated Friday, 13th April 2018, 1:51 pm
Speeding drivers are being targeted as part of a week-long campaign across Cleveland and Durham.

The week-long campaign on speeding will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday, April 16.

The speed enforcement campaign, coordinated by the European Traffic Police Network, will see police forces target irresponsible and dangerous drivers.

Officers will raise awareness by highlighting the risks of speeding to drivers and encourage them to obey speed limits and drive at speeds safe for the road environment in order to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.

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Between April, 1, 2017 and March, 31, this year, 20,871 speeding offences were detected across Cleveland and Durham.

Chief Inspector Graham Milne, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “We see speeding drivers put lives at risk on our roads every single day.

“Speeding shows disregard for the law and a lack of consideration for the safety of others which cannot be tolerated.

“As part of our jobs we see the devastation left behind when someone is killed or serious injured by a speeding driver, and it is heartbreaking seeing those families having to try to come to terms with something that could have been so easily avoided.”