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900 caught in Suffolk speed clampdown

PUBLISHED: 16:46 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:19 06 July 2010

Nearly than 950 motorists were caught speeding in Suffolk during a week-long European speed enforcement campaign.

The crackdown led by Tispol ­- the European Traffic Police Network - saw a countywide increase in checks and enforcement between Monday, April 26 and Sunday May 2 as officers clamped down on those driving at excessive speeds.

Nearly 950 motorists were caught speeding in Suffolk during a week-long European speed enforcement campaign.

The crackdown led by Tispol ­- the European Traffic Police Network - saw a countywide increase in checks and enforcement between Monday, April 26 and Sunday May 2 as officers clamped down on those driving at excessive speeds.

Motorist were warned of the clampdown through pre-campaign publicity, but 807 people were still caught by officers or by Suffolk Safety Camera Partnership's mobile cameras, and a further 140 were caught by fixed cameras.

In a similar campaign in April last year, 719 motorists were caught speeding.

Chief Insp Adrian Dawson, head of roads policing for Suffolk, said: “It is always disappointing that so many drivers have failed to listen to our warnings. There is never an excuse for flouting the speed limit and drivers need to realise the impact driving at excessive speeds can have. Suffolk Police will continue to target issues of speed throughout the year”

“There were 42 people killed on Suffolk's roads last year and the role speed plays in both fatal and serious road traffic collisions cannot be underestimated.

“During this campaign we have tried to educate those who speed through enforcement. It is a very simple message but a very important one - speed kills - and by targeting those who are speeding we hope we can save lives.”

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