North Essex: Speed Enforcement Officers stop 112 speeding motorists
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Last week, Essex Police’s Speed Enforcement Officers were out targeting roads in the north of the county as part of an enforcement focus to drive down casualties on the roads in Essex.
They carried out enforcement patrols in Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers, Braintree, Little Clacton, Weeley and Colchester where they focussed on roads with a 30mph speed limit and antisocial behaviour on our roads in the form of speeding motorists.
Over the week commencing Monday 22 January, our enforcement officers captured 112 drivers exceeding the 30mph speed limits, engaging with those stopped to highlight the importance of adhering to the road safety limits, the Highway Code and the law.
During the policing activities, the highest recorded speed recorded was 50mph in a 30 zone.
The figures come a week after they recorded 70 drivers speeding in the west of the county, on A120 at Stansted.
As part of the targeted patrols, they were joined by volunteers from Community Speed Watch, who are residents concerned about road safety in their area and help us keep roads safe by identifying speeding motorists.
The Roads Policing Speed Enforcement Officers work alongside Roads Policing officers and partners in the local authorities, the road safety partnership and with our community volunteers to reduce the risks posed to all our road users and encourage and educate drivers to make better driving decisions.
They are dedicated to tackling road-related crime and provide reassurance to the public in areas where speeding has been raised as a concern and will continue to play an active part in policing of our roads, seeking out poor and dangerous driving, enforcing traffic laws and to bring offenders before the courts.