North Yorkshire Police have announced a month-long crackdown on speeding drivers.
Throughout February, 24-hour enforcement activity will take place across city and county, aiming to catch those who drive at excess speed and put others in danger.
Last year, there were 85,610 speed violations captured by the safety camera vans and camera bike in North Yorkshire.
More than 72,000 were offered speed awareness courses and more than 9,000 were handed a fine. More than 100 drivers drove too fast to be offered these options, and were taken to court.
While police won’t be saying which roads which be targeted, they have released these known locations with the highest speeds:
- A1 Boroughbridge (Northbound and Southbound)
- Tadcaster Road, York
- B1427 Queen Margaret’s Road, Scarborough
- B6268 Masham Road, Bedale
- A19 at Knayton
- B6265 Grassington Road, Skipton.
So many dangers
Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer said: “These figures show just how much of an issue speeding is here for us in North Yorkshire and this is not a huge surprise as we have a vast road network across the county including hundreds of miles of rural roads.
“There are so many dangers associated with excessive speeding, not least because it’s a major cause of fatal road traffic collisions.
“By slowing down and making sure you drive to the conditions of the road, you have more time to react to other drivers and hazards. On top of that, if you are involved in a collision, the slower the impact speed, the higher chance of survival.
“Our teams will be out across the county at all times of day and night. We will be out in marked and unmarked cars and bikes, and we will respond to public information to target high risk offenders, making sure they face consequences for their reckless actions.”
Excessive speeding is one of the strands of the force’s Fatal 5 Campaign. The campaign aims to highlight and tackle the five most common causes of road deaths.