THERE will be no amnesty for speeders this Christmas.
Mobile speed cameras are to be deployed across West Yorkshire in a bid to catch motorists who put their foot down.
The West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership has revealed where the cameras will be.
The partnership's head of public affairs, Philip Gwynne, said: "We're letting people know well in advance that there'll be no Christmas `amnesty' for speeders.
"We are telling people where the speed camera vans will be parked because we don't want anyone to pick up an unwelcome extra Christmas present in the form of a speeding fine."
He added: "At this time of year many of us make long journeys to families and friends, often along roads where we may not be familiar with the speed limits so there's an even greater need for drivers to be careful and vigilant on the roads.
"More than anything that means making sure you don't break the speed limits."
The partnership involves the five metropolitan district councils of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield along with West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Health Authority, West Yorkshire Magistrates' Court Service and the Highways Authority.
Mr Gwynne said speed cameras are used on roads only where there have been accidents.
He said: "The presence of either mobile camera patrols or the bright yellow speed control safety cameras at the roadside denotes you are travelling through a known crash blackspot where people have been killed or maimed in speed-related crashes.
"The last thing we want you to have for Christmas is a speeding ticket -– or, worse still, a crash."
The mobile speed cameras will be on Elland Road in Elland from Monday next week and on Long Lane in Dalton from the week starting January 5.