Fresh approach to speed enforcement

A public survey on speeding carried out by Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore earlier this year has led to a fresh approach to speed enforcement in the county.

From next month, proactive speed enforcement in Suffolk will take place only in locations or stretches of road where there is a history of collisions involving injury or evidence of an on-going risk of fatal or serious collisions.

Action against those breaking the speed limit in these areas will range from community speed watch and Safer Neighbourhood Team enforcement to deployment of specialist roads police officers and mobile cameras.

In addition, the Constabulary is launching Operation Quarter, which will involve local officers and specialist roads policing officers targeting specific towns and villages where speeding and other roads-related issues are of concern to the local community.

The operation will see officers clamping down on speeding, drink driving, driving while using a mobile phone and failure to wear a seat-belt as well as issues highlighted by the community such as cyclists riding on pavements.

A full list of these locations will be published on the Constabulary’s website: and  supplemented with a regular update, giving details of where mobile speed cameras will be deployed in the days ahead. The locations will be reviewed on a monthly basis and officers will consider removing stretches of road from the list where enforcement action is no longer required – and adding locations where substantiated complaints about speeding have been received from residents.