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Police’s mobile safety camera vans get new look
9:56am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
MORE than 23,000 speeding tickets have been issued since April as part of North Yorkshire Police’s road safety campaign.
The force’s mobile safety camera vans have been made more visible as the three vans now bear the same livery as other vehicles in the police fleet.
The new look follows feedback during a webchat hosted by Chief Constable Dave Jones.
Since the three vans were launched in April, the team has issued 23,595 tickets of which more than 19,600 drivers have opted to take a speed awareness course, more than 2,600 people have received fixed penalties and almost 440 have been reported for summons to court.
Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy said the vans ensured the force was able to react to intelligence about driver and rider behaviour and public feedback when choosing the locations.
He said: “Speed has been shown to be a significant contributory factor in collisions where people are killed or seriously injured. Excessive and inappropriate speeding not only raises the risk of you being involved in a collision, but also the severity of injury you, and others involved, would suffer. Ultimately, it can be a matter of life or death.”
The vans are self-funding with running costs paid for through the levies generated by speed awareness course fees.
To view the routes covered by the vans visit northyorkshire.police.uk/safetycamera.
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