Brake Road Safety Week
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Motorists are being asked to slow down as Kent Police officers support Brake Road Safety Week.
Between Monday 16 and Sunday 22 November 2020 drivers are being reminded that there is ‘no need to speed’ and urged to consider the impact of their driving habits.
Officers from the Roads Policing Team and Special Constabulary, supported by camera safety vans, will be taking part in checks on high-risk routes on the look out for motorists driving at excessive speeds.
In addition to those driving too fast the officers will also be stopping those using a mobile phone at the wheel, not wearing a seatbelt or driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.
Chief Inspector Elena Hall said: ‘There is simply no need to speed and just one extra mile-per-hour can make the difference between life or death in a collision. When you are travelling faster, it takes longer to stop, and the risks are greater.
‘We are asking people to be considerate about how they drive and the danger they may be putting others in by speeding.
‘Roads policing officers regularly perform stop checks to educate motorists and we welcome this opportunity to highlight the issue by supporting Brake Road Safety Week.’