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Warnings Issued Over Stealth Speed Camera Vans


Of course, we all know that speeding can be dangerous and it’s important to adhere to the rules of the road, but we’re also likely all guilty of pressing down on the accelerator a bit too hard from time to time.


Being caught speeding can see you hit with a minimum penalty of £100 and three penalty points on your licence. You could also be disqualified from driving if you accrue 12 or more penalty points on your licence within a three-year period, so keeping an eye on the speedometer is perhaps a wise move.


You may also want to be particularly vigilant in the future when you’re out and about, because it’s just been revealed that a new generation of stealth speed camera vans is now being trialled by Northamptonshire Police, who will be driving around in matte grey vehicles instead of traditional police vans.


Inevitably, this will make it harder for you to recognise and if these local trials prove successful, it’s possible that the vans will be rolled out nationwide. As such, if you know you are a bit of a speed demon, you might want to revise your driving habits or pay close attention to what it is that’s causing you to speed in the first place.


For example, if you know you’re always having to rush around, giving yourself sufficient time to get to your destination will mean you don’t have to speed. Trying to stay relaxed behind the wheel can also make a difference to driving behaviour, as being anxious, stressed or angry can affect how you drive.


Also more attention to the speedometer. Looking at it occasionally will help you keep an eye on your speed, as you may not even be aware that you are driving quickly. You could also consider using the cruise control function if there is one, setting it to the speed limit to ensure you’re driving safely and responsibly.


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