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No need to speed

16 November 2020

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Police in Suffolk are reminding drivers that there is #NoNeedtoSpeed as part of a national campaign aiming to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Road Safety Week which starts today, Monday 16 November, and runs until Sunday 22 November is organised by the charity Brake, and aims to raise awareness of the dangers on our roads and the steps drivers can take themselves to help improve their own safety, and the safety of other road users. 

During this period Suffolk Police will also be supporting the NPCC roads policing campaign targeted towards vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020, Suffolk saw a total of 272 reported collisions in which someone was killed or seriously injured.

As part of the enforcement activity of Road Safety Week, officers from the Joint Roads and Armed Policing Team will be conducting high visibility roadside speed checks across both counties, educating and informing drivers of the risks posed by speeding and the effects this can have on vulnerable road users. Both marked and unmarked police vehicles will be used, equipped with speedometers and video recording equipment in order to target speeding drivers.

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.

For results and updates throughout the campaign follow the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter @NSRAPT using the hashtag #NoNeedtoSpeed

For more information about Road Safety Week please visit: https://www.brake.org.uk/how-we-help/raising-awareness