Police back calls for ‘No Need to Speed’
West Yorkshire Police are supporting ‘No Need to Speed’ for this week’s Road Safety Week by the charity Brake. (16 November)
Speeding is one of the fatal four reasons why people get killed and seriously injured on our roads.
The force wants to take this opportunity to remind drivers the importance of sticking to the speed limit.
West Yorkshire Police will be carrying out increased enforcement activity on our roads and taking every opportunity to remind people of the potentially fatal consequences for yourself and others of driving over the speed limit.
The Force will again be using the hashtag #WYPTheCost and highlighting the potential cost of being caught speeding. The consequences can include prison time, a fine and a driving ban, in addition to the devastating emotional impact on those involved and their families and loved ones if someone is injured as a result of a collision.
We’ve been speaking to Sarah Harrison from Bradford who lost her mum in a road traffic collision 7 years ago.
The two drivers were racing and speeding when it happened. They were both jailed for 7 years for causing death by dangerous driving.
She is backing the forces #WYPTheCost campaign you can hear her story here.