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Speeding offences rise in Thames Valley

Across England and Wales 2.8 million driving offences were recorded.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 8:00am 4th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Speeding offences rise in Thames Valley

Offences in Thames Valley rose by 11% compared to the previous year. 

The number of speeding offence in the area between 2018-2019 was 145,447.

That's 92% of motoring offences for the period were speeding related. 

The transport research charity RAC Foundation says the simple rule for drivers who want to avoid a speeding ticket is to stay within the limit.

Steve Gooding of the RAC Foundation said:

“The simple rule for drivers who don’t want to risk ending up with a speeding ticket is not to break the limit in the first place.

“Where limits are properly signposted, and clearly feel right for the road in question, then motorists have no excuse for going faster.

“But that means highway authorities also have a responsibility to make sure the limits they set are appropriate and to avoid instances where the limit repeatedly bounces up and down along a single stretch.”

Across England and Wales 2.9 million driving offences were recorded, 84% were for speeding.

In Thames Valley, 55% of speeding offences in 2018-19 were dealt with by sending the driver on a speed awareness course.

The next most common outcome was a fine (36%), while 6% of offences were cancelled and 2% wound up in court.

 

 

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