POLICE are aiming to put the brakes on speeding drivers in Warwickshire.
The message to slow down and stay safe is being spread by police across the UK – from January 14 to 27 – as part of a speed enforcement campaign.
It is estimated across Europe, speeding contributes to as many as one third of all collisions resulting in fatality and is the biggest contributor to road deaths.
In Warwickshire over 70 people have been killed and some 560 seriously injured in crashes where the driver has been speeding.
Throughout the campaign the Safer Roads Partnership, police and community speed watch volunteers will be out and about in communities taking part in a mixture of enforcement and educational programmes.
Roads policing inspector Adrian Davis said: “Supporting this national campaign with local activities and increased enforcement is an important way of raising the issue and highlighting the dangers of speeding.
“There are many local residents in Warwickshire whose quality of life is affected by people speeding through their community and families across the county that unfortunately know far too well the devastating consequences that speeding and collisions can lead to.
“We’d like to take the opportunity during this campaign to remind people of the consequences of speeding.”
He added the minimum penalty was a £100 fine and three penalty points, and those with 12 or more penalty points over three years could be banned from driving.