Dangerous drivers in Hampshire

Police are launching a new campaign to crackdown on dangerous drivers after a rise in fatal or serious incidents in July and August.

Statement from Hampshire Police

"We all know that using mobile phones at the wheel distracts you from the road, we know that alcohol affects your response times and we know that not wearing a seatbelt can increase your chances of dying in a crash.

We also know that the faster we drive, the more likely the risk of us dying if we crash or killing someone else if we hit them.

"The aim of this crackdown is to really hammer home the risks that bad driving practise carries with it and try to change the attitudes of those driving poorly."

– Inspector Andy Bottomley, Hampshire Constabulary

Five die on the Isle of Wight

Hampshire Police say they will target drivers on the Isle of Wight after five people died in separate incidents on the Island's roads between July and August.

So far this year there has been 102 fewer people killed or seriously injured in Hampshire and Dorset as a result of car accidents.

One of those killed was 10-year-old Evey Staley after an incident on the Cowes Road near Newport.

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