Speeding and excessive speed are widely seen a major contributor to crashes on the road. Reducing speed by only one mile per hour is likely to reduce the total number of crashes by five per cent. Whilst most people see speeding by other drivers as a problem, they rarely see fault in their own driving.
Speeding in North Lincolnshire is tackled through the speed management strategy and a combination of:
Speed seminars are an alternative to prosecution. They are offered to drivers caught speeding on camera doing over the normal prosecution level. Every driver is expected to take a full and active part in the seminar – if they don’t it is treated as a failure. They will then face prosecution.
Using education as an alternative gives drivers the opportunity to understand the risks, dangers and possible consequences of speeding. By targeting the root causes of people’s attitude and behaviour to speeding the number of drivers re-offending has been shown to be less than if they are prosecuted.
The seminars are self-financing and any surplus money is put into road safety schemes within the Humber area.
For further information or to book onto a speed seminar course please use the link to Safer Roads Humber.