Over 2.4m drivers caught speeding last year — and cameras nab 98% of them

A record breaking 2.4million drivers were caught speeding on roads in England and Wales last year – a jump of 37% in seven years.

Home Office data revealed driving too fast made up 84% of the 2.84million motoring offences recorded in the year to April.

RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding said: “Where limits are properly signposted and clearly feel right for the road, motorists have no excuse for going faster.

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“But that means authorities have a responsibility to make sure the limits are appropriate and to avoid instances where the limit repeatedly changes along a single stretch.”

Cameras were involved in 97% of speeding incidents and reveal a postcode lottery.

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The most speeding offences in 2018-19 happened in West Yorkshire, a total of 181,867.

That was more than 225 times the 807 offences in the Wiltshire Police area, where there have been no speed cameras since 2010.

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