Britain's speeding hotspots revealed


An average speed (time-over-distance) speed camera manufactured by Robot Visual Systems which is being trialled on the A3 dual Carriage way near Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

West Yorkshire has topped the charts for speeding tickets, in new research revealed today.

The survey, which comes from Freedom of Information requests submitted by car leasing company UK Carline, found the region racked up a staggering 142,610 speeding offences in 2017.

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That figure is over double that of Surrey, which registered the second-highest number of tickets, at 62,623. It's a figure that's increased by 13 per cent when compared to 2016.

Third, fourth and fifth places were closely stacked, with West Mercia, Dundee and North Wales issuing 62,503, 60,465 and 57,224 tickets respectively.

At the other end of the scale was the City of London constabulary, which issued just 3,107 tickets.

The survey also revealed the highest speeds clocked by forces in 2017. Once again, West Yorkshire topped the charts, with one particularly brave (or stupid!) motorist managing 160mph in a 70mph zone.

A West Yorkshire speeder also clocked up 102mph in a 30mph zone – but it was Dundee that topped that particular leaderboard, with one driver registering 106mph.

North-East MSP Liam Kerr said: "Obscene and unrepentant flouting of the national speed limit is an hourly occurrence on the A90 and A92 in Dundee and Angus and puts lives at risk.

"Whilst average speed cameras help in some circumstances, it's plain that in many cases they won't make a difference. Road police must continue to have the freedom to patrol the A90 and manually deal with these idiots."

Jonathan Nolan, general manager at UK Carline said: "Our research has certainly produced some eye opening insight into the UK's driving habits, with some worryingly fast speeds being clocked by speed cameras up and down the country over the last few years.

"We hope the stats will make people think twice next time they consider speeding, particularly in more residential areas. Drivers should always stay safe on the roads by never exceeding the speed limits."

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