Driving any vehicle requires your full attention. Being behind the wheel of a ton of metal, travelling at speed only a few metres from other road users is a massive responsibility and should never be taken lightly.
People are seriously injured or killed every day because drivers are:
- Driving too fast.
- Driving too close to the vehicle in front.
- Driving whilst using a mobile phone.
- Driving under the influence of drink or drugs.
- Driving inappropriately for the conditions - rain, ice and winter sun.
- Failing to ensure that everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seat belt.
The CSU often take part in Restorative Justice Road Checks. Speeding motorists or drivers who are otherwise breaking the law are stopped and spoken by Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, other partners and representatives from the local community. This gives the driver the opportunity to find out how their driving impacts upon other people and to think about the consequences of their actions.
Depending on the severity of the motorist’s speeding, they can be then sent on their way, receive an order for a speeding awareness course, a fine, points or a summons.
Kent Road Safety http://www.kentroadsafety.info/readtheroad
KCC's Road Safety page http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads_and_transport/road_safety.aspx