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More than 600,000 speeding drivers caught over seven days

Date: 13/06/2014 05:36:10
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

A Europe-wide initiative to prevent dangerous driving has allowed police to catch 600,000 speeders in one week, reports rac.co.uk.

Between 14-20 April this year a total of 605,523 speeding drivers across 29 countries were either stopped by police officers or caught on camera, police have announced.

They have also revealed that 42 firearms offences, 504 drug possession charges and 400 wanted persons have also been attributed to the operation, organised by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL). European drivers needed to be reminded that speed is one of the 'big three killers' on the roads, according to TISPOL President Koen Ricour.

He told bt.com: "Speed limits are in place for a reason, to reduce casualties and keep the roads safe for everyone. Unfortunately there are some drivers who see speed limits as optional and others who regard them as an inconvenience.

"But speed limits are there to save lives. Drivers who either exceed the speed limit or drive at a speed that's inappropriate for the road, traffic or weather conditions, are more likely to be involved in a collision. At best this will result in damage and delay; at worst it can lead to serious injury or death."

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