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Council offers communities free speed cameras

A District Council is offering 20 free speed cameras to communities in its area to try to slow down dangerous drivers. Parish councils and community groups have been applying for Speedwatch cameras, provided by East Hampshire District Council.  The cameras share the data they record with the police. The scheme is one of 12 welfare […]

More than 200 people dealt with as result of clampdown on dangerous drivers

More than 200 people have either been arrested or given a ticket as part of a week of action to clamp down on dangerous drivers in Lancashire. The county’s police force says the week of surge activity was all about its most vulnerable road users – namely children, the elderly, pedestrians, mobility device users, horse-riders, […]

1,800 drivers caught in six hours on busy road in Devon

Police have issued a plea to motorists to slow down on a busy section of road in South Devon after more than 1,800 drivers were caught exceeding the speed limit on a 40mph stretch of the A380 Torbay Link Road in just over six hours of speed monitoring. That’s one every 12 seconds. During the […]

New Jenoptik speed camera installed in Nottingham

Police in Nottingham are warning drivers to slow down and stick to the speed limit as a new speed and red light camera is set to go live. The Nottinghamshire Safety Camera Partnership has installed the camera from Jenoptik on the A38 at Kirkby-in-Ashfield in response to concerns about speeding in the area. The new […]

Police officer sacked for lying about speeding

A police constable’s been sacked without notice after giving a dishonest reason for speeding on the M4. Police Oracle reports that last August PC Stewart Argyle was driving a police vehicle containing a detainee when he activated a speed camera while driving at 62 mph in a 50 limit. He claimed that the prisoner had […]

Cost of living crisis could be causing fewer people to speed

High fuel prices and the cost of living crisis could be leading to a fall in the number of drivers speeding on Britain’s roads. Analysis by Select Car Leasing of figures from the DVLA have found the number of motorists prosecuted for so-called ‘SP30’ – ‘exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road’ – offences […]

Drivers’ most annoying habits revealed in new survey

A new survey of drivers’ attitudes in the UK suggests they hate it when other people tailgate them or fail to indicate. A survey by Virtu Motors also found other leading peeves were when people use their phone whilst driving, driving with their lights on full beam and hogging the middle lane on the motorway […]

Police and Crime Commissioner caught speeding five times in three months

A police and crime commissioner who had pledged to crack down on speeding has been given a six-month driving ban after being caught breaking the limit five times in 12 weeks. Nottinghamshire’s Conservative PCC Caroline Henry broke a 30mph (48km/h) limit in four locations in the county between March and June 2021. Henry admitted the […]


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