South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership
News
13 Oct 2023
CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE SPEEDING
As a national campaign launches to clamp down on speeding, we are giving road users some simple tips to help stay within the limit.

Drivers and riders who travel at inappropriate speeds – exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for the conditions – are more likely to crash. Their higher speed means the crash will cause more severe injuries, to themselves and/or to other road users.

With a three-week spotlight on speed underway, South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP) wants to help keep road users safe and injury free.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings said: “Speeding remains a matter of overriding concern of South Yorkshire residents and we as a partnership are working to address the issue through education, engineering and enforcement.

“Speed contributes to around one in four fatal collisions on our roads, and on average kills and injures 54 young people a week. This includes collisions where the driver was within the speed limit but driving too fast for the road conditions. 

“I urge all drivers to think about their safety and the safety of other road users by driving within the speed limits and helping to make our roads safer.”

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your licence. If you’re still within 2 years of passing your driving test, your driving licence will be withdrawn if you build up 6 or more penalty points. 

Up to the end of August 2023, just over 51,000 speeding offences were detected by the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership. During that same period, just over 29,000 people attended and completed a driver retraining course.

South Yorkshire Police’s roads policing team enforces speeding offences as part of daily business.

Tips to stay within the limit: