“We are trying very hard….to get people to follow the signposted limits.”

A driver caught at 89mph on a 30mph road claims his metric speedometer confused him.

The student was caught on Loughborough’s Ling Road in February 2017, read the rest of this story here.

Leicestershire Police featured on national TV

Local Police officers were featured on an episode of the BBC One Show on the lookout for drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel, the story starts via iplayer at 02:15 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09rblcm/the-one-show-12022018

Daytime Running Lights

These are becoming a more common feature on newer vehicles, however, they can pose a serious danger for night time driving: https://www.carkeys.co.uk/guides/what-are-daytime-running-lights
Make sure you know your controls!

WARNING! speeding ticket scam

Fraudsters are targeting motorists with realistic emails claiming to have “photographic evidence” of speeding, follow this link to the Birmingham Mail news item.

Rise in public support for speed cameras

The latest British Social Attitudes Survey has found that support for speed cameras has risen significantly over the past decade, in spite of the belief they are money-making devices.
Agreement with the proposition that ‘speed cameras save lives’ rose from a low of 42% in 2005 to 56% in 2016, while disagreement fell from 31% to a low of 19% over the same time.
Nearly half of respondents said speed cameras are mostly there to make money but only a third (32%) said that there are too many, the lowest point in the last decade.

Speed limits

You must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle. The speed limit is the absolute maximum – it doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive at this speed in all conditions. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits

Driver found guilty of perverting the course of justice

Laser jammer driver found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Tougher fines for speeding drivers

From April 2017 year drivers who break the speed limit will face tougher penalties.

New guidelines have been issued to district judges and magistrates and will apply to all offenders aged 18 and older.

Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/judges-will-soon-be-dishing-out-tougher-penalties-for-speeding-drivers/story-30085857-detail/story.html#FsqkmoQshZFkyR1P.99

More efficient enforcement on our unlit roads

New infra red lamps will be deployed on our mobile camera vans from Monday 23rd January to increase the ability to record excessive vehicle speeds on our unlit roads.

Over 54000 speeding offences recorded in 2016

The risk of death is approximately four times higher when a pedestrian is hit at 40 mph compared to 30 mph and it is estimated that speeding contributes to as many as a third of all fatal collisions.

Leicestershire Police are regularly attending accidents where someone is killed or seriously injured – excessive speed is a major factor in most of these crashes.