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Clamp down on speeding motorists

PUBLISHED: 11:53 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:19 05 July 2010

MORE than 1,800 motorists have been caught speeding in Suffolk during a week-long campaign.

Despite much publicity, 1484 people were caught by police officers and Suffolk Camera Partnership between April 21 and 27, and a further 364 were caught by fixed cameras in the county.

MORE than 1,800 motorists have been caught speeding in Suffolk during a week-long campaign.

Despite much publicity, 1484 people were caught by police officers and Suffolk Camera Partnership between April 21 and 27, and a further 364 were caught by fixed cameras in the county.

Sgt Steve Knight, from Suffolk's Roads Policing Unit, said the aim was to help make roads in the county safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

“Motorists really have no excuse. The campaign was well-publicised and there still seems to be a significant number of drivers who have failed to grasp the concept that speed kills.

“We are aware that there are those who say police should have better things to do, but this ignores the role speed plays in fatal and serious road traffic collisions. There is nothing more important than the preservation of life and by targeting speeders we hope we can save lives.

“While police concentrated their efforts during the campaign period, this did not mean other duties were neglected, and we will continue to try to get the message across by targeting those who speed.”

In a similar campaign last year, 954 motorists were caught speeding by officers and cameras.

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