The International Highway Security Week runs from Monday 17 Could 2021 till Sunday 23 Could 2021 and advocates decrease pace limits in cities worldwide in locations the place folks combine with site visitors.
Statistics present that pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and different powered two-wheeler customers are persistently overrepresented in all killed and critically injured classes the place collisions are most probably to happen on low pace, native roads.
In help of the marketing campaign, officers from Kent Police will think about hotspots and peak instances for collisions on roads with a 30mph pace restrict.
Inspector Thomas Pooley stated: ‘Dashing is without doubt one of the ‘deadly 4’ causes of collisions focused by roads policing patrols each day in Kent. The others being cell phone use, drink or medication and seatbelt use.
‘Velocity limits are in place for a cause and although chances are you’ll want to attain your vacation spot shortly only a small discount in your pace can cut back the chance of a collision.
‘This week gives us a possibility to maintain native communities secure by tackling neighbourhood rushing and can embrace excessive visibility patrolling and static pace checks on key hotspot areas inside neighbourhoods on 30mph roads.’
‘Motorists caught rushing can be issued with a Visitors Offence Report (TOR) and face a fantastic, factors on their licence and even court docket motion. Some drivers can choose to participate in a pace consciousness course.’