Two Week Speeding Clampdown
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Two-week crackdown on speeding motorists in Hampshire
Hampshire and Thames Valley are joining forces from today (12 August) to clampdown on speeding motorists.
The Joint Roads Policing unit across the two forces is taking part in the national campaign by the National Police Chiefs’ Council to remind people of the dangers of speeding and help ensure everyone has a great summer to remember, not a bad one.
They say the facts speak for themselves. If you hit a pedestrian at 40mph then they only have a survival chance of 10 per cent. If you hit a pedestrian at 30mph then they have an 80 per cent chance of survival.
Exceeding the speed limit or travelling too fast for the conditions have been shown to be causation factors in 20 per cent of all fatal casualties, 12 per cent of serious casualties and 10 per cent of the total casualties across the JOU region.
Scott Kerr is Road Safety Sergeant: “We know that everyone has lots of exciting plans over the summer, but we want to make sure you all get to your destinations safely.
A few miles an hour over the speed limit or travelling at inappropriate speed can have catastrophic effects upon road users and their families, many of whom also suffer lasting and profound consequences from collisions where a loved one has been killed or seriously injured.
“Excessive speed will reduce the time you have to react to a hazard and further the distance it takes for you to stop.
“People need to realise it’s a speed limit and not a target so it may be more appropriate to travel at a lower speed depending on the road conditions for their own safety.”
Main Picture: Approaching the notorious Kings Worthy / A33 Junction on a wet Monday morning.