Despite the easing of the current Covid-19 lockdown the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership (LLRRSP) is reminding road users to stick to the speed limits.

Current traffic levels are, on average, about two thirds their normal level, however, Leicestershire Police is receiving many complaints of excessive speeds from across the Police force area. 

Almost 1500 motorists have been issued with speeding tickets despite a recent two week NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) speeding campaign. The campaign saw Police officers and Special Constables reacting to community concerns by visiting problem areas and collision hotspots.

Jonathan Clarkson, LLRRSP spokesperson,  “Between Monday 25th May and Sunday 7thJune we have recorded 1497 speeding offences including one vehicle travelling at 105mph, over twice the speed limit, on the A607 Newark Road. We also saw high speeds in Leicester, including 66mph on King Richards Road West and 68mph on the A563 Thurmaston Lane.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to remind drivers that Police patrols maintain a visible and pro-active presence and our speed camera network is operational in order to keep everyone safe.”

“As more road users take advantage of the lighter evenings and the summer weather it is worth reminding road users to share the road and drive more considerately around cyclists, pedestrians, horse riders and motorcyclists.”