Deaths and serious injuries top 1,100 on Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire roads Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license

In Bedfordshire between November 2018 and November 2019 there were 20 fatal incidents

Over 1,100 people were killed or seriously injured on the roads of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire between November 2018 and November 2019. This equates to almost 20 serious injuries and at least one death every week.

Between November 2018 and November 2019 in Bedfordshire there were 272 serious injuries on the counties roads, and 20 fatal incidents.

These figures have been released by police at the start of this month’s speed campaign to remind motorists that speeding devastates lives.

Chief Inspector Jon Roche, Head of Roads Policing for the three forces, said:

“Far too many lives are tragically lost or changed forever as a result of speeding on our counties’ roads. It’s the reason we are so passionate about preventing avoidable collisions.

“The faster you drive, the less time you have to react and any mistake by you or another is amplified by that speed. Speed limits are in place for a reason. Never exceed the limit for the road you’re on and please make sure your speed is appropriate for the driving conditions.

“Speed limits are the top safe speed for that road. It is often safer to travel at lower speeds, such as in bad weather and where there are pedestrians or cyclists, particularly children. Don’t gamble with their lives or yours.”

Speed Camera Marston Moretaine

Over 1200 Notices of Intended Prosecution from Marston Moretaine speed camera

The speed camera on Station Road, Marston Moretaine went live last year. Police figures show that between September and December 1210 “Notices of Intended Prosecution” (NIPs) were issued. Of these, 104 currently have an address which includes “Marston Moretaine”.

This is based on the address which appears on the current NIP. Some NIPs may not yet be in the name of the driver. For example, the vehicle may be registered to a leasing company or hire company.