Speeders caught in campaign week

MORE than 1,600 speeding offences were identified as part of a week-long Europe-wide speed awareness campaign.

The campaign, which was run in conjunction with the Tispol Speed Enforcement week and alongside the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, saw 1,691 speeding offences identified.

Inspector James Biggs of Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit said: “Roads Policing Officers and the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership carry out constant speed checks on the roads of Sussex and it is disappointing to see that so many people continue to speed.

“Speed continues to be a common factor in serious injury collisions despite widespread publicity about the dangers.

“This was a week of concentrated speed enforcement as part of the campaign. However speed enforcement forms part of our every day duty and we will continue to conduct this activity in order to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on the roads of Sussex.

“Speed awareness courses are offered to those who are found to be marginally over the speed limit in a bid to educate them about how their behaviour affects others.”

The enforcement week ran from Monday August 22 to Sunday August 28.

Anyone concerned about the manner of someone’s driving can make a report via the Operation Crackdown website www.operationcrackdown.org

Checks carried out by officers:

Chichester base: 78

Polegate base: 91

Haywards Heath base: 69

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership checks: (fixed and mobile cameras)

East Sussex Division: 325

West Sussex Division: 537

Brighton and Hove Division: 591