Speeding Campaign

    Motorists are being urged to check their speed, slow down, and save lives in a new speeding crackdown.

    New ‘check your speed’ signs have been installed in areas where there have been regular speeding concerns raised by communities. 

    The areas either have an active Community SpeedWatch, or there has been previous enforcement or engineering work in the area to resolve the problem. 

    The Police are also targeting other areas where enforcement could help reduce speeds. In Somerset, speeding was a contributing factor to around 24 percent of collisions where someone was killed or seriously injured within the last 5-years. Roads Policing Lead for Avon and Somerset Police,

    Chief Inspector Jason Shears says they’re working with Somerset County Council, Community Speed Watch, Highways England and the fire services to find solutions. The speeding hotspots being targeted are based on information provided by the public and aimed at catching repeat offenders, speeding is a choice that puts others at risk. Responsible drivers stay within the speed limits to keep themselves, their loved ones, and others safe on the roads.
     

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