Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Freedom of Information Act Reveals Britain's Top Speeders

So todays news has reveled that a motorist was caught driving at 149mph by a speed camera on the M25 in Swanley, Kent. this is actually probably old news as there has been no date put on the conviction and the information was released via the use of "the freedom of information act"

39 Police authorities in England and wales were asked by IAM the location and speed of the fastest motorists caught in the past year. 33 responded.

In general from reading the information it appears that the amount of speeding morotists is rising rapidly and attempts to make it as socially unacceptable as drink driving are failing miserably, again looking at the facts possibly because the penalties arent as harsh as they are for drink driving
30 Speed Limit

Highest speeds recorded by speed cameras in England and Wales
Speed limit (mph)Highest speed recorded (mph)Difference (mph)Location
7014979M25 Swanley
6012767A413 Wendover By-Pass, Wendover
5011969A414 Stanstead Abbotts
4011373A17 Station Rd, Swineshead Bridge

Kent Police said 66,357 people had been handed speeding notices in 2013, compared to 34,438 in 2010. (Response to a separate Freedom of Information request by BBC Radio Kent)
Sources BBC News and IAM

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