A CRACK down is set to be launched on speeding motorists in north Wales.
North Wales Police will conduct random speed checks during the week-long TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network) campaign, which runs from August 19-25.
Roads Policing Temporary Sergeant Mark Jones said: “Speeding is an issue that concerns many residents and one that we take extremely seriously.
“North Wales Police has a robust strategy around enforcing the ‘Fatal 5’ offences which are speeding, failing to wear a seat belt, drink and drug driving, dangerous and careless driving including unnecessary risk taking and using a mobile phone while driving.”
Officers along with Go Safe will work together to deter and detect motorists who choose to ignore the speed limits.
Drivers caught speeding will receive anything from a fixed penalty ticket to a court summon.
Fixed penalty fines have increased from £60 to £100.
Temporary Sergeant Jones added: “There is no doubt that this campaign will have a positive impact on road safety in north Wales and those who choose to ignore the speed limits can expect to be prosecuted for their actions.”
For more information on the fixed notice penalty increase www.gov.uk/government/news/new-penalties-for-careless-driving-come-into-force.