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Police begin speeding crack-down

Police in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire will be doing targeted patrols through the month of May to catch people breaking the speed limit.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Motorist clocked at 93mph in a 30mph city limit

Gilbert Road, Cambridge Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

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3000 drivers caught in one month

Drivers urged to obey the limit Credit: Press Association

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.