Police join forces with Europe to tackle speeding

Northumbria Police.
Northumbria Police.

Northumbria Police is joining police forces across Europe to tackle speeding drivers.

From Monday to Sunday, April 20, a week-long speed enforcement operation has been ongoing across Europe aimed at taking action against motorists who speed and who are putting other road users’ lives in danger.

The TISPOL campaign involves forces across the continent working together to identify and take action against speeding motorists.

The TISPOL Organisation has been established by the traffic police forces of Europe in order to improve road safety and law enforcement on the roads of Europe.

The action comes as Northumbria Police is running Operation Dragoon, the force’s road safety campaign aimed at raising awareness in road safety and tackling dangerous drivers.

otor Patrols Inspector John Heckels said: “Speed kills. It is as simple as that. The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.

“The TISPOL campaign is all about cracking down on speeding drivers and it fits in perfectly with the aims of our own road safety operation Dragoon.”

Throughout the week officers will be carrying out patrols on the region’s major routes at key times. They will be on the look out for anyone breaking speed limits and will be taking action against offenders.

Speed cameras, run by the camera enforcement partnership, will be stationed in speeding hotspots across the force area and anyone breaking speed limits faces points on their license, being fined and may be put before the court.

Insp Heckels added: “Tackling dangerous driving is a priority for the force and we are committed to doing all we can to help make the roads safe for all road users.

“We are currently running road safety Operation Dragoon with the aim of raising awareness in safe driving and getting dangerous drivers off our roads.

“Help us to keep the roads safe. Report speeding drivers and dangerous drivers to police by ringing 101. Pass us on the details and we will make enquiries and take action. Speed kills and you could be helping to save lives.”