This week has seen police volunteers across Leicestershire assisting in a speed watch campaign to address the issue of speeding motorists.
Working in line with the TISPOL (European traffic Police Network) Euro Speed Campaign, the police support volunteers, have been carrying out a number of tasks such as speed checks. They are also helping to organise events which aim to raise awareness about the impact and consequences of speeding, and get the message across to drivers that speed kills.
The campaign aims to spread the knowledge that a key factor in the majority serious and fatal collisions is speed.
Police Officer, Nathaniel Lockley has been impressed with the contribution volunteers have made throughout the week, and said: “Everyone has worked tirelessly to combat speeding which is such a pressing issue in most communities. All our volunteers made an amazing effort to reassure local people that police are listening to their concerns and working to make a difference.
“Driving at 40mph in a 30mph limit quadruples the chance of a pedestrian dying after an accident. We must make sure people are aware of the consequences of speeding.”
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