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Police get tough on motorists breaking 20mph limits
12:01pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
POLICE are tightening up enforcement measures against motorists defying 20mph limits.
The Association of Chief Police Officers have issued tough new guidelines in line with their directive "speed offences where people live will not be tolerated."
Several areas of Wirral are already covered by the 20mph limit and more are in the pipeline.
Officers could soon hand out a speeding ticket and three points or offer drivers an education course to avoid points on their licences.
Motorists caught driving between 24mph and 31mph would be offered the speed awareness course or a fixed penalty notice fine. Up to 34mph, they could be fined, and if they were speeding at 35mph or more they would be reported to the courts.
Already over 12m people live in places like Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and the City of London where 20mph limits will cover the majority of roads.
Founder of "20's Plenty for Us," Rod King commented: "Many of our cities are rejecting the 30mph limits for most roads in favour of a life-enhancing 20mph limit that is becoming the norm rather than the exception.
"Good policing comes from responding to communities and elected representative wishes and the overwhelming number of those want the police to play an active role in making those communities safer, more liveable and secure."
National campaign manager Anna Semlyen said: "Bad drivers can and should be made accountable for their actions.
"Speeding is anti-social, incredibly dangerous and warrants dealing with strictly.
"Tougher local roads policing is good news for everyone, especially the young and vulnerable."
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