Swaffham driver clocked at 121mph on A47

GV pictures of the A47, showing the single carriageway parts of the road, between King's Lynn and Norwich.
Looking towards Swaffham, (between the Necton and Sporle turnings) ANL-160703-082626009
GV pictures of the A47, showing the single carriageway parts of the road, between King's Lynn and Norwich. Looking towards Swaffham, (between the Necton and Sporle turnings) ANL-160703-082626009

Police have been targeting speeding drivers in West Norfolk this week as part of an enforcement campaign.

Officers have been speaking with drivers during the campaign; aiming to highlight dangers of speeding and the consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement.

Seven drivers were stopped yesterday (Thursday) for speeding after officers carried out checks on the A47 at Swaffham – the lowest speed recorded was 90mph while the fastest was 121mph.

Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Hamlin, a members of the Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, said: “Speeding is one of the fatal-four behaviours that makes you more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a collision. The faster you travel, the less time you have to react to unforeseen hazards.

“We work closely with our partners all-year round to target speeding drivers and these campaigns allow us to enforce the law while also raising awareness of the dangers and educating motorists.”

The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, runs until Sunday, with increased checks and enforcement across both counties.

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness court.

For results and updates during the campaign follow the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter @NSRoadsPolicing.