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Herts police launch speeding campaign as drivers return to roads

A two-week anti-speeding campaign in Hertfordshire starts on Monday (May 25) as motorists return to the roads following the Government's announcement to ease lockdown restrictions.

Chief Inspector Jon Roche, head of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire roads policing unit, said: "As people return to work and roads get busier, it is vital that everyone takes extra care when driving.

"One of the best and easiest ways to do this is to reduce your speed. This is because the faster you drive, the less time you have to react to changing circumstances. Please drive carefully, be mindful of others and get to your destinations safely."

Motorists are urged to look out for cyclists and pedestrians who may have become accustomed to quieter conditions.

CI Roche added: "Driving within speed limits can give motorists precious extra time to look for cyclists and pedestrians. A few seconds might not seem much but it can be enough to prevent a collision. And if you do collide with someone, the slower your speed, the less likely you are to kill or seriously injure them or yourself."

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