Highlighting the dangers of speed for city drivers

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As part of a Europe-wide operation, the Council’s Road Safety Team is partnering with Thames Valley Police to highlight the dangers of speeding to city drivers.

Speeding is estimated to contribute to as many as one in three crashes which result in loss of life.

It is also the most common factor that contributes to road deaths and serious injuries.

Roadside speed checks will take place at various locations in Milton Keynes throughout the week, and where drivers choose to ignore the limit, they will receive a talk from a road safety officer, be invited to attend a speed awareness course, or receive a ticket, depending how far over the speed limit they are.

“Anyone who still believes that speeding is a trivial offence needs to think again,” said Road Safety officer Nigel Spencer.
“That’s because excessive or inappropriate speed has a singular devastating impact on the safety of road users, increasing both the risk of a crash and the severity of the consequences.”