Stay safe don’t speed
Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to stay within speed limits on every journey to boost road safety.
The advice comes as police officers join with colleagues across Europe for a week of enhanced speed checks, using a variety of enforcement tools.
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “One of the most important things we can all do when at the wheel is to drive within the speed limit at all times on journeys.”
The organisation says an overall 1mph reduction in speed will result in an average of five per cent fewer collisions.
A speeding ticket will result in three points on your driving licence and a fine of £ 100. However, the system of fining changed in April, so serious offenders now face fines of up to 150 per cent of their weekly salary, with six penalty points and/ or disqualifications of between seven and 56 days.