A new campaign has been launched to lower the speed limit in East Staffordshire after three dangerous speeding drivers were caught travelling at speeds over 85mph near the area of Burton. The drivers were brought to court after being caught driving at the dangerous speeds and Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey of East Staffordshire Policing Unit has stated that their convictions should serve as a warning to other motorists. The route on which the three motorists were travelling had the speed limit lowered to 60mph earlier this year after a series of accidents and MP Andrew Griffiths is now campaigning to have the speed limit lowered across East Staffordshire.
However, he was pleased that action was being taken against the dangerous drivers and hopes that the 60mph limit in place between Branston and Barton can be extended. The drivers involved in the speeding incident were given fines between £150 and £300 and all were given three penalty points on their licence. One motorist was travelling at 86mph, another at 87mph and the other was driving at 89mph, which was nearly 20mph above the speed limit. Mr Griffiths has stated that people have tragically lost their lives when involved in accidents in East Staffordshire and this could be prevented by lowering the speed limit across the area.
Keeping under the speed limit
Often, people think that the speed limit is a target to meet whereas it is a limit which drivers should really strive to stay under. Dangerous speeding drivers like those involved in this incident could cause a very serious accident and someone could potentially lose their life. Travelling at dangerous speeds makes it much harder for a motorist to stop should someone step onto the road or should they have to suddenly brake. This means that the risk of an accident occurring is increased when a driver travels over the speed limit. If you have been involved in an accident with a speeding driver, you could be entitled to compensation.
Claiming personal injury compensation
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with a compensation claim should you be involved in an accident that is someone else’s fault. If you have sustained an injury, we could win you a cash payout to help you cope with any associated costs. Contact us via our website or call us free on our 24-hour helpline to discuss your case with one of our sympathetic advisers. We can refer you to the best solicitor who can represent you during your claim.