Spalding area motorists urged to slow down as part of police crack down on Fatal 4
Motorists are being urged to slow down after a police crack down in the Spalding area.
Lincolnshire Police’s Special Constables on the Safer Roads Team were patrolling the town over the weekend in response to complaints from the community.
Officers had tackled motorists for speeding, not wearing seatbelts and driving without insurance during the operation.
Chief Insp Pat Coates says that officers are working hard to reduce collisions on the county’s roads by concentrating on the fatal four - drink and drug driving, speeding, not wearing a seat belt and using a mobile phone.
He said: “Speeding is one of the biggest complaints we receive from members of the public.
“It is also a significant contributing factor to accidents. The faster you are going, the more significant the accident is.
“The Safer Roads team enables us to have that extra ability.
“National research has shown that enforcement is a big contributory factor to people complying with the law by not driving while using a mobile phone or speeding.
“I would ask motorists to take care and drive to the conditions sensibly and be considerate to other road users.
“One thing we have seen is a significant increase in serious collisions involving motor cyclists. Driving fast to get somewhere sooner could change someone’s life.”