Police shock as more than 200 drivers caught in speeding crackdown

More than 200 drivers were caught speeding during a week-long crackdown.

Cambridgeshire traffic officers issued 214 drivers with £60 fines for speeding between Monday, August 20, and Sunday, August 26.

Pc Steve Gedny, casualty reduction officer, said: “It is shocking to see there are still a number of drivers who think it is acceptable to speed on the county’s roads.”

The initiative was part of a campaign across Europe organised by TISPOL (Traffic Information System Police).

Officers issued 61 tickets for speeding in a 30mph zone, four tickets in a 40mph zone, 60 in a 50mph zone, 76 on a national speed limit and dual carriageway, seven on a motorway and six tickets for the travelling above the limit for the class of vehicle.

Pc Gedny added: “Excessive speeding and inappropriate speed, are the main contributions to avoidable collisions that result in death or serious injury.

“Those who break the speed limit are not only putting themselves at risk but also the lives of others.

“We will continue to work to make the county’s roads safer for everyone who uses them.”

In Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire, 130 motorists were caught flouting speeding laws and 84 in Huntingdonshire, Fenland and Peterborough.

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