Police in Cornwall are to conduct speed checks on motorists as part of a Europe-wide campaign to crack down on reckless drivers. The week-long campaign has been organised by TISPOL, an organisation dedicated to policing Europe’s roads. Information will be gathered regarding areas where speeding and collisions are prevalent and penalties issued for speeding offences. It is hoped the enforcement will help to reduce the number of casualties on Cornwall’s road caused by speeding motorists. Operations will be conducted around motorcycle meets to ensure that anti-social riding is prohibited and to ensure that motorcyclists are deterred from speeding. Road Casualty Reduction Officer for Cornwall Mark Leath has stated that speeding is one of the primary causes for fatalities and serious injuries on the roads. Speed checks will be conducted and the roads will be actively policed by undercover vehicles and motorbikes to catch those in violation of the law and those putting lives at risk on the area’s roads.
Speed checks, enforcement action and education can all help to inform drivers of the risks to other motorists should they choose to drive at excessive speeds. Speeding drivers can receive a fine and points on their licence if caught driving over the limit but more excessive speeding drivers could face a ban. Although many drivers are vigilant while driving and are respectful of other road users, there are still a great many who disregard the law and put lives at risk on the road. If you have been involved in a collision or were injured on the road because someone else was speeding, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.
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