Friday, 10 October 2014

23,295 Overseas Drivers Escape Speeding Offences

A freedom of information request by road safety charity The Institute of Advanced Motorists has revealed that oversees drivers have escaped 23,295 speeding offences since January 2013 - the equivalent of £2.3 million worth of speeding tickets - across England and Wales.

Gwent Police (which includes South Wales and Dyfed Powys Police forces as part of 'Go Safe' - Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership) recorded the third highest number of overseas speeding offences across England and Wales - a reported 2,090, with the highest speed recording of 99mph in a 70mph zone.

 Neil Greig, The Institute of Advanced Motorists said:
"The high numbers of oversees speeders on our roads show how important it is that the UK joins up with the rest of Europe to harmonise motoring offences and give the police extra powers to pursue dangerous drivers. Progress on this issue has been very slow and in the meantime thousands of drivers are avoiding fines and bans simply because their cars cannot be easily traced."
Credit: Wales News Service.

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