Roads Policing Officers Support National Safety Campaigns
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Cleveland Police Roads Policing Unit is this month supporting two national road safety campaigns led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).
From Monday 16th October, a two-week-long speed campaign begins whereby officers will have an additional focus on checking vehicles’ speed, both to raise awareness of the dangers and educate drivers. Speed is one of the four main factors in causing serious or fatal collisions alongside not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone (distraction) and drink/drug driving.
Tyre Safety Month also takes place throughout the month of October, and officers will be taking the opportunity to examine tyres to ensure they’re safe and roadworthy, whilst providing education around legal limits and condition. Ensuring that tyres are well maintained could be the difference between being able to stop or potentially being involved in a serious collision with catastrophic consequences.
Inspector Steve Clyburn, from Cleveland Police Roads Policing Unit, said: “Speeding is one of the main contributing factors in serious and fatal collisions, which not only places the drivers lives at risk but others around them.
“We will always look to educate drivers about these dangers as part of our commitment to road safety and reducing casualties on our roads, alongside our partners in the Cleveland Road Safety Partnership.
“Where necessary we will take enforcement action to deal with anyone who thinks it’s acceptable not to take road safety seriously.”