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Monday, August 18, 2014

Speeding crackdown begins

Photograph of a Roads Policing vehicle

A crackdown on speeding motorists is set to take place throughout North Wales this week.

North Wales Police are taking part in a European-wide week-long initiative to crack down on speeding motorists from today, Monday.
 
The TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) campaign will see all police forces across Europe tackling speeding by conducting speed checks.
 
North Wales Police Roads Policing Officers along with Go Safe will be combining their efforts to deter and detect motorists who choose to ignore the speed limits all across the force area. Drivers who are caught speeding will be dealt with by means of a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) which will either mean being offered a driver educational course (recommended in appropriate circumstances), issued with a fine or a summons to attend court.
 
Inspector Martin Best from North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said:  “Speeding is an issue that concerns many residents and one that we take extremely seriously.
 
“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.
 
“North Wales Police has a robust strategy around enforcing the ‘Fatal 5’ offences which are speeding, failing to wear a seat belt, drink and drug driving, dangerous and careless driving including unnecessary risk taking and using a mobile phone while driving.

“The risk of being seriously injured or killed rises dramatically if a decision is taken to commit a ‘Fatal 5’ offence and I want people to be aware of the devastating affect it can have and make a conscious decision not to take any chances.”
 
Further information regarding TISPOL can be accessed via their website
 
For advice on road safety please visit our 'Advice and Support' section 
 
To keep up to date with this week’s campaign follow @NWPolice on Twitter or use the hash tags #fatal5 #noexcuses
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