Hotspot drivers being arrested for speeding across the UK have been revealed.
Last year, police issued millions of tickets to Britons exceeding the speed limit – now official data ranks where you’re most likely to get a ticket.
Metropolitan West Yorkshire county, north of England, came out on top with the most speeding tickets issued at 224,160.
More than 3,600 were issued by police officers while more than 400 fixed speed cameras caught drivers breaking the rules.
Avon and Somerset had more than 173,000 tickets awarded to heavy-duty drivers.
This area has 36 fixed cameras, 1033 mobile cameras and 24 red light cameras ready to wait for anyone exceeding the speed limit.
In the study results, Thames Valley was listed in third place with more than 151,000 tickets issued to drivers breaking the rules.
Of the 151,501 tickets issued to speeding people, 147,411 were caught by speed cameras and 4,090 police officers arrested.
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Other areas where drivers have been arrested include Bedfordshire, Surrey and the West Midlands.
The data was collected by the Heald perimeter security manufacturer with information received from 23 police forces.
In the UK, the minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and adds 3 penalty points to your license.
Drivers can be disqualified from driving if you accumulate 12 or more penalty points within 3 years.
So far this year, there have been 59,980 car crashes in the UK, with 4,391 of these caused by speeding drivers, according to research by Heald.
This comes as an 89% increase in searches for “online speed awareness course” was recorded between January 2021 and January 2022.
The company’s chief executive Debbie Heald said it was “disturbing” to see an increase in searches for speed awareness courses in the UK.
“With more cars returning to the roads post-pandemic and major transport routes rising above pre-pandemic levels, it is almost inevitable that a large portion of these motorists are acting carelessly,” she said. .
“Given the staggering number of road accidents recorded in the first two months of 2022, councils must be budgeted to take the right measures.
“There are already great foundations laid in the manufacturing and security industries to develop products that can help improve public safety, and governments, councils and other authorities must consider taking advantage of these.”
Number of speeding tickets issued across the UK:
West Yorkshire – 224,160
Avon and Somerset – 173.428
Thames Valley – 151.501
West Midlands – 95,093
Surrey – 87,270
Bedfordshire – 69.818
South Yorkshire – 67,255
Hampshire – 62,514
Lincolnshire – 59.525
Hertfordshire – 53,627
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