South Yorkshire Police join in European speeding crackdown

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MOTORISTS who break the speed limits on South Yorkshire’s road are to be targeted by police this week as part of a European Campaign.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police will join staff from the county’s Safety Camera Partnership as part of a week-long enforcement campaign which starts today.

The initiative is part of a European-wide initiative organised by TISPOL - Traffic Information System Police.

Chief Inspector Stuart Walne, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Speed is a factor in too many collisions.

“The faster a vehicle goes, the harder it hits and the more damage it causes.

“Too many people are being killed on the roads of South Yorkshire simply because they are driving too fast.

“We want drivers and passengers to understand by sticking to the legal speed limits and reducing speed when required to suit the weather conditions, unnecessary deaths can be prevented.

“By working closely with the European Traffic Police Network we can reduce speed and reduce the number of people killed on the roads.”

South Yorkshire Police said special operations will be run during the week, but stressed the force operates an all year round speed enforcement policy.

See www.safetycamera.org for details of South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership mobile speed camera locations across the county.