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Merseyside Police launches month-long speeding crackdown
9:05am Monday 11th February 2013 in News
SPEEDING drivers are facing a police crackdown this month.
It is part of a campaign to reduce roads deaths and casualties in the region.
Last year 20 people were killed and more than 500 people seriously injured on roads of Merseyside.
Many collisions are result of excess speed, warn traffic police.
Speeding motorists face being put before the courts but educating drivers about the dangers of driving too fast is alos part of the campaign.
Officers will also be attending colleges to speak with young novice drivers.
Sergeant Paul Mountford said: "All too often, our officers attend road traffic collisions where speed has been a major contributory factor.
“We see the end results - damage to vehicles, disruption to traffic flow and congestion, injury to drivers and other road users and sadly, in some cases the death of a loved one.
"Speed limits are there to save lives.”
This month's focus follows January's campaign which saw more than 400 drivers given fixed penality notices for either not wearing their seat belt or for using their mobile phones whilst driving.