Thursday 26th June 2008
Be Wiser Insurance

Speeders beware - police officers in Mansfield have an increased number of speed guns with which to catch out rogue drivers, it has been reported.

According to the Mansfield Chad, the high-tech equipment is used to clock the speed at which motorists are travelling, after which officials can track down the guilty party and issue a speeding ticket.

Such a road conviction could have an effect on a car insurance policy, as cover firms may view the behaviour as indicative of a poor road user.

Sergeant Craig Sims commented that officers are not looking to make a profit, but to address people's concerns with the initiative.

"This isn't a way for the police to make money like some people think - it's a high-visibilty way of showing residents we are listening to what they are saying," he said.

Earlier this week, comedian Patrick Kielty avoided a road ban after being caught at more than 100 mph in December last year.

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