Herts police clamp down on summer speeding
Hertfordshire police are warning drivers not to put their foot down this summer.
In the past year, speeding motorists were involved in incidents in the county that resulted in 52 fatalities and serious injuries.
In 2020, 80% of those stopped for breaking the limit were men and over half (56%) were aged between 22 and 40.
Officers will be patrolling the county's roads and using four new road safety camera vans, funded by Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, in response to public requests for more action to be taken against speeders.
Chief Inspector Simon Tabert said: "There have been restrictions in place for over a year now and it is understandable that many people will be looking forward to getting out and about this summer – but please ensure that wherever you're driving to this summer, you do so safely.
"For those who are tempted to put their foot down, please remember that speeding significantly increases the risk that you will kill or seriously injure yourself or other road users."