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More than 1,600 drivers caught in speeding campaign

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More than 1,600 drivers were caught speeding during a week-long enforcement campaign in Norfolk.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit and vans from the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership were deployed across the county to carry out checks as part of a week-long European-wide campaign co-ordinated by TISPOL between 17-23 April.

During the campaign a total of 1,628 drivers were caught speeding, 1,375 were caught by fixed or mobile camera sites while 253 were caught by officers on patrol.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: "Speeding is recognised as one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which leads to people being killed or serious injured in a collision along with drink driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

"We target these and other types of offences all year round but these campaigns allow to raise awareness among drivers and explain the consequences of speeding.

"Drivers should adjust their speed to suit the conditions on the road and be aware of hazards. The higher your speed, the less time you have to react. Think…could you stop in time if something unexpected happened in front of you?”

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.