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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Police target speeding motorists



A crackdown on speeding motorists is set to take place throughout north Wales this week.
North Wales Police will be taking part in a European-wide initiative to crack down on speeding motorists until Sunday August 26th.
The TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) campaign will see all police forces across Europe tackling speeding by conducting random speed checks.
North Wales Police Roads Policing Officers along with Local Policing Services and Go Safe will be combining their efforts to deter and detect motorists who choose to ignore the speed limits. Drivers who are caught speeding will be issued with anything from a Fixed Penalty Ticket to a summons to attend court.
Sergeant Tony Gatley from North Wales Police’Roads Policing Unit said: “Speeding is an issue that concerns many residents and one that we take extremely seriously.
“It is also one of our ‘Fatal Five’ offences which are speeding, dangerous driving which includes unnecessary risk taking, drink and drug driving, failing to wear a seatbelt and using a mobile phone whilst driving. The risk of being killed or seriously injured rises dramatically if a decision is taken to commit a Fatal Five offence.
“We are committed to making our roads a safer place for all who use them and we will continue to crack down on those irresponsible drivers who choose to ignore speed limits and drive irresponsibly, not only risking their own lives but the lives of others.
He added: “Those who choose to ignore the speed limits can expect to be prosecuted for their actions.”
Further information regarding TISPOL can be accessed via their website http://www.tispol.org/

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