The region's police forces will be out in marked and unmarked cars from this morning in a week-long crack down on speeding drivers.
Road policing officers will be doing extra speed checks from the 17th to the 23rd of August as part of a national enforcement campaign. In the last UK-wide 'TIPSOL' campaign in April, officers caught 39,231 people breaking the limit.
Police facts on speeding:
- It is estimated that speeding contributes to as many as one third of all crashes resulting in death.
- In 2013, across Europe, 3,064 people were killed or seriously injured in crashes where speed was a factor.
- The risk of death is approximately four times higher when a pedestrian is hit at 40mph compared to at 30mph.
Remarkable figures show the huge differences in the number of motorists caught speeding in the Anglia region.
In Essex and Norfolk there has been a big increase in those breaking the law yet in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, there have been significant reductions in the amount of drivers being prosecuted.
In Norfolk the number of people caught speeding is up 32% to more than 51,000. It's also up in Essex by 30% to more than 74,000.
However the figures fell in Suffolk by 30% and by almost a half in Cambridgeshire.
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There's been a steep rise in the number of drivers caught speeding in Essex and Norfolk while in other counties the figures are declining.
It's raised questions about how different police forces deal with the offence.
- Norfolk - speeding offences up 32%
- Essex - up 30%
- Suffolk - down 30%
- Cambridgeshire - down 46%
There has been some criticism from drivers that speed cameras are just a way of making money from fines and speed awareness courses.
Iain Temperton, Norfolk's Casualty Reduction Officer, says speed awareness course are a valuable way of refreshing drivers' skills many years after they have taken their tests.
Police in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire will be doing targeted patrols through the month of May to catch people breaking the speed limit.
The Beds, Herts and Cambs Road Policing Unit want to highlight to drivers that speed remains one of the most critical factors in fatal collisions. They say that despite this too many people ignore poor road conditions, breaking the speed limit and putting lives at risk.
Throughout May, the unit will be increasing its number of patrols on the region's roads specifically to catch speeding drivers.
A motorist has been clocked speeding at 93 miles per hour in the 30 limit in Cambridge. It happened in the city's Gilbert Road. The speeding car or motorcycle was one of several that broke the 80 barrier within the 30 limit.
The speeds were recorded as part of a survey carried out by the city council as part of its plans to introduce more 20 mph limits.
More than 3,000 drivers were caught speeding in Cambridgeshire during the 'Think!' January campaign.
Between January 1 and January 31 police issued 3,165 drivers with £60 fines for speeding.
Officers were out in both marked and unmarked vehicles enforcing motoring offences
They issued 2,006 tickets for speeding in a 30mph zone, 123 tickets in a 40mph zone, 354 in a 50mph zone, 95 in a 60mph and 153 on a national speed limit roads and dual carriageway.
Police forces across the region are taking part in a European initiative to tackle speeding motorists.