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Herts Police targeting speeding hotspots

 Published on: 18th January 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) are targeting speeding drivers as part of a two-week crackdown across the three counties. 

The campaign will see officers from the BCH Road Policing Unit (RPU) dedicate all available patrols – when not responding to emergency calls – to enforcing safe speeds in known problem areas. 

Hertfordshire Constabulary will be targeting A5183 Frogmore (South of Brimsmead) in St Albans, B462 Aldenham Road (outside the Met Sports Club) in Bushey and A414 St Albans Road (near Longlands) in Hemel Hempstead, among other locations. 

The campaign will also look to raise awareness of the potentially fatal consequences of driving at an inappropriate or illegal speed through an online campaign.

BCH RPU Sergeant Ian Manley said: “We have established a list of collision hotspots which we will focus on in an attempt to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

“Year after year we deliver the same messages to slow down, in the hope that one day we won’t have to deliver heartbreaking news to families.” 

Another tool to be utilised as part of the crackdown is an unmarked police HGV cab, which will operate throughout the three counties during the campaign. 

The cab, which is rigged with cameras, will be travelling across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire with the aim of capturing speeding motorists on film and alerting traffic officers.

Sgt Manley said: “Speeding is proven to be one of the leading causes of collisions so we will continue to do all we can to prevent offences where possible and prosecute those who choose to speed.”

The campaign is supporting the Europe-wide TISPOL campaign, which aims to reduce road traffic fatalities.

To report an incident of dangerous driving, visit herts.police.uk/report 

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