Police launch speeding campaign in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 15:10 23 September 2013 | UPDATED: 15:10 23 September 2013




EXTRA police patrols will be on hand to tackle speeding in Welwyn Hatfield this autumn.

Operation Slowdown has been launched by Hertfordshire Constabulary and will see extra speed checks take place on roads around the county where there have been a high number of accidents.

The checks will take place in October and November on Black Fan Road in Welwyn Garden City and Barnett Road in Potters Bar.

Inspector Phil Bloor, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit, said: “We are publishing the locations because our aim is not to catch motorists, out but to encourage them to slow down in these accident hotspots and educate them about the dangers of driving too fast.

“Excessive speed dramatically increases your chances of being involved in an accident.

“And the higher the speed, the more likely it is that it will be a serious collision where you or someone else is hurt or killed.

“Our message is that you’ve been warned so don’t be a dummy – don’t get caught speeding this Autumn.”

Motorists caught speeding for the first time will be offered the chance to go on a Speed Awareness Course run by Hertfordshire County Council which costs £85.

Drivers who have previously been caught face points on their licence and a fine of up to £2,500, or even court proceedings.

This enforcement operation will support a joint Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Constabulary “Don’t be a dummy” road safety campaign.

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