Stay safe don’t speed

Strathearn Herald - - PERTSHIRE MOTORS -

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.

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