A total of 237 drivers were found to be speeding across Cleveland and Durham during a recent campaign focussing on excess speed.
The national campaign, led by the National Police Chief’s Council, took place for two weeks, until Sunday, August 8.
Chief Inspector Helen Wilson, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “Sadly, people still find it acceptable to drive at excess speed and take huge risks with their own lives and the lives of others.
“This campaign shows that we still need to keep pushing the message that driving at excess speed won’t be tolerated and people could be seriously injured, or even killed, by these irresponsible actions.
“We will continue to highlight the dangers by educating motorists and carrying out high visibility patrols to deter and detect those drivers carrying out speeding offences.”
For updates on further campaigns, please follow the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on Facebook or on Twitter.
For further information on road safety, please visit durham.police.uk.