28th Sep, 2020

Ten drivers caught speeding between 85mph and 102mph on the M42 between Hopwood and Bromsgrove

Tristan Harris 23rd May, 2020 Updated: 24th May, 2020

TEN vehicles were caught speeding on the M42 between Hopwood and Lickey End earlier today.

The speeds of drivers clocked between Junction 2 and 1 this afternoon ranged from 85mph to 102mph.

Drivers will receive fines and penalty points.

Speeding over 100mph usually incurs an instant driving ban.

The operation was carried out by officers from Worcestershire Operational Policing Unit (OPU) as part of a new campaign launched earlier this week across the UK to remind drivers to stick to the speed limit.

Run in conjunction with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) it was timed to coincide with the number of vehicles on the roads increasing after the Government relaxed the lockdown laws.

Whereas there were restrictions on daily exercise being taken in local areas, people are now permitted to travel.

Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, Roads Policing Lead for NPCC, said earlier this week: “Put this together with better weather, lighter evenings, motorcyclists itching to ride out across our country roads and you have the concerning combination of factors for a significant increase in people being killed or seriously injured.

“I am determined for this not to be the case.

“With the gradual move out of lockdown and with traffic volumes starting to increase, this national operation is an important way of highlighting the dangers of speeding, particularly when so many people have not been out on the roads for quite some time.”

Figures show on average 17 people are killed and 126 are seriously injured every month in the UK, where speeding is believed to have been a significant factor.

 

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