Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Links Road Cameras Catch 230 Speeding Drivers in the Act

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Links Road Cameras Catch 230 Speeding Drivers in the Act

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Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter sonia.sharma@reachplc.com

DRIVERS are being warned to slow down after more than 230 motorists were caught speeding in just two nights on a stretch of road where a young jogger was killed by "idiot" boy racers.

William Dorey died after a crash on the A193 The Links, in Whitley Bay, in May last year.

A court heard Joshua Cherukara and Harry Cable were racing each other on the road just moments before Cherukara lost control and killed 18-year-old William.

Cherukara, 20, and Cable, 18, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and have been jailed for their actions.

Part of that road used to have a 40mph speed limit but was temporarily lowered to 30mph last year.

We have concerns The lower limit was made permanent in May this year and Northumbria Police has been targeting the whole stretch with mobile camera enforcement vans in an effort to prevent speeding.

the those just two Now Sergeant Matt Sykes, from Operation Dragoon, is urging drivers to slow down after 238 people were clocked over the speed limit. Two motorists were also issued with formal warnings due to their manner of driving - and if caught again their vehicles could be seized.

Sgt Sykes said: "We take speeding very seriously and will take robust action against people who consciously make the decision to drive in a dangerous and careless manner.

"The Links has a speed limit of 30mph for a reason - to protect all road users and pedestrians - and it is imperative that motorists do not exceed this.

"Speeding can have catastrophic consequences and we have serious concerns given the number of those caught in just the two evenings alone.

"Any road identified as having an issue with persistent speeding could be subject to the force's Operation OWL and will receive additional police attention. If you're caught speeding you could be disqualified from driving, receive points on your licence and be fined up to PS1,000. …

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