Over 600 drivers in the region were caught speeding during a week-long campaign by the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit.
Throughout the campaign, which began on Monday, August 17th, 2015, 618 drivers were found to be travelling over the speed limit. This works out as an average of 88 drivers speeding per day.
Inspector Wendy Tinkler, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “It is always disappointing to learn that people have been speeding on our roads and that they have not listened to our warnings about risking their lives and the lives of their passengers and other road users.
“Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ main contributory factors in a collision in which someone is killed, so we will continue with these campaigns in order to protect people and to save lives.”
Tinkler added: “The limits are in place for a reason. We do not want to see tragedies occur on our roads.
“No officer wants to have to deliver the news to someone that their loved one has been killed due to a collision, particularly if that collision could have been easily avoided – had speed not been a factor.”
Source: Durham Constabulary