Speeding drivers caught as cars arrested and motorists arrested in week-long crackdown on Kent’s roads

PUBLISHED: 09:41 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:41 28 April 2016



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Comes as part of countywide bid to make our roads safer as part of European initiative

A crackdown on motorists driving dangerously has resulted in arrests and more than 60 offences recorded.

Kent Police joined forces with partner agencies including the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership and Kent County Council to target speeding drivers and enforce the laws of the road.

Vehicles were seized and stolen cars were also recovered as part of the operation which ran between April 18-24.

In total two people were arrested – one man on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and excessive breath alcohol, and another for failing to stop for police – while 10 vehicles were seized for having no insurance.

During the week of action, 64 traffic offence reports were generated for offences including speeding, using a mobile phone at the wheel and lack of insurance.

Verbal warnings were given 95 times by officers and colleagues at the Port of Dover police.

Highways England and Kent County Council supported the campaign by displaying ‘Watch Your Speed’ on their electronic signs in 52 locations around the county.

Volunteers at Speedwatch visited 18 locations around the county and as a result, 265 speed offences were noted and each offending motorist will be contacted warning them about speeding.

Inspector Sam Pearson said: “Speeding is an issue of attitude and behaviour and that is why this campaign focused on education and enforcement.

“Speeding is not acceptable on our roads – one third of all fatal or serious injury crashes involve excessive or inappropriate speed as part of the cause so we are prepared to do all we can to keep Kent safe for those who live, work and visit here.

“But we also find we uncover other offences when we carry out these types of road safety operations and that is exactly what we’ve seen with 10 vehicles being seized for not being insured, two stolen vehicles being recovered and stops for mobile phone use and not wearing a seatbelt.”


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