Campaign to cut down speed on area’s roads

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A CAMPAIGN to cut speed in the Filey area has caught more than 1,000 offenders.

North Yorkshire Police’s speed camera patrols, which has been monitoring roads during the last six months, caught 638 motorists on the A1039 Filey Road, in Flixton.

The campaign also saw 539 motorists caught on the A64 Malton bypass and 192 on the Seamer bypass.

Cases have included a 55-year-old Hull motorcyclist who was disqualified for 14 days after being caught doing 94mph on his Kawasaki machine on the A165 near Reighton.

Inspector Dave Brown, Head of Strategic Roads Policing, said: “At this stage it is too early to say what impact the pilot is having on casualty reduction or overall driver behaviour, but we are encouraged by the reduction in high-end and mid-range offences and hope this continues.

“The van has provided a valuable extra tool in our roads policing capability and the foolproof way of not getting caught by the camera is simple - don’t speed.”

The camera van is again scheduled to patrol the A1039 and A165 Reighton bypass.

However, police have confirmed the venues are subject to last-minute change.