DRIVERS in Wyre Forest are being urged to slow down as part of a national speed enforcement campaign.

The campaign, from January 20 to February 2, is being run across the UK and coordinated by NPCC, the National Police Chiefs’ Council, to improve road safety and law enforcement.

Over the past three years in West Mercia, 131 people have been killed and 933 seriously injured in collisions where speeding or use of inappropriate speed has been recorded as a contributory factor.

Throughout the campaign West Mercia Police Road Safety team, police officers, PCSO’s, special constables and community speed watch volunteers will be out and about in local communities.

Superintendent Mel Crowther, from West Mercia Police, said that there are many local residents and families that know far too well the devastating consequences that speeding and collisions can lead to.

"Apart from the obvious consequences if you are involved in a collision, if prosecuted for speeding, the minimum penalty is a £100 fine and three penalty points," she said.

"You could be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of three years."