Police target speeding motorists

DRIVERS who choose to travel above the speed limit are being targeted this week in a campaign by Sussex Police’s Roads Policing Unit and Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.

In the first two days of the campaign 894 drivers were caught speeding across the county’s roads.

Roads policing officers are carrying out checks at fixed enforcement sites as well as locally identified problem areas.

The campaign in Sussex is being run at the same time as the TISPOL Speed Enforcement Campaign, which runs nationally from August 22 to 28.

Sergeant Paul Wood, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This week-long campaign reinforces the speed enforcement work that officers carry out every day.

“Driving too fast for the road or the weather conditions is extremely dangerous and is a major contributory factor towards collisions. Part of this campaign is about educating people regarding the consequences of their actions.

“Motorists who speed pose a real risk to themselves, their passengers and other road users.”

As part of routine police speed checks last weekend three motorcyclists were caught doing in excess of 100mph, another motorcyclist was caught speeding and crossing double white lines and one car driver was caught driving in excess of 100mph.

All five have been reported for summons to court.

Sgt Wood added: “We would remind all riders and drivers to watch their speed and not cross double white lines for any reason.”

If you would like to make a report to Sussex Police contact 0845 60 70 999 or through the Operation Crackdown website www.operationcrackdown.org