Durham and Cleveland Police are taking part in a campaign to tackle speeding drivers. It begins on 19th August for one week.It is being co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network. Officers will conduct speed checks to improve road safety by detecting motorists who ignore speed limits.
Each year, around 35,000 people die on the roads of Europe. In the Cleveland and Durham force areas, the majority of collisions where exceeding the speed limit has been a factor have occurred on 30mph roads.
If drivers are caught speeding, they may be issued with a fixed penalty of £100 and three penalty points as opposed to the previous £60 and three points. Eligible motorists will continue to be offered the opportunity to attend a Speed Awareness Course.
More snow is due later today so drivers are being warned to drive carefully.
North Yorkshire could get up to 20 centimetres. The snow is expected to arrive around the late afternoon. The Met office have issued an amber warning.
Motorists in the North East are the most prepared drivers in the country for the winter weather, a new report says.
A poll of AA members showed more than a third of drivers in the region feel prepared - compared to just 17% in London.