Over 30,000 drivers have been caught speeding in Hertfordshire so far this year.

New figures released by police revealed that in the first six months of 2019, there were 35,751 notices of intended prosecution handed to drivers for speeding in the region.

The majority of these offences occurred on 30mph roads.

Sgt Ian Manley, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire policing unit, said: “There are around 90 fatal collisions which occur across the three counties per year and speed is a factor in a number of these.

“For me the message is simple: slow down to save lives.”

Bedfordshire saw 36,541 drivers handed notices for intended prosecution for speeding, whilst Cambridgeshire had 26,755.

In a bid to crack down on speeding, police will be carrying out checks across the three regions during a two week speeding campaign.

It is in support of TISPOL, Europe’s traffic police network, (delete) campaign.

Police will engage with and educate drivers at key locations across Beds, Cambs and Herts where collisions resulting in death or serious injury occur.

Sgt Manley continued: “We know speed is one of the main contributing factors of collisions in our counties and I would urge people to stick to the speed limits, which are there to keep us all safe.”