Speeding ticket: More fines are handed out in this part of the UK than anywhere else

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SPEEDING fines are handed out in this particular area of the country more than anywhere else according to police data obtained through the Freedom of Information act.

Speeding fines are handed out to motorists by Avon and Somerset Constabulary more than other police departments across the nation according to the statistics. Over 163,000 speeding tickets were handed out to moralists in the region over the past 12 months in a figure almost double from the next best region.

West Mercia Police issued 90,203 speeding fines across twelve months as Hampshire Constabulary finished third with over 73,000 tickets.

The Dick Lovett data also revealed Avon and Somerset Constabulary recorded the fastest speeding offence across the country with officers snapping a motorist at 162ph.

South Yorkshire also saw an offender hit the 162mph mark despite the region not featuring in the top 12 for speeding tickets across the nation.

Other police departments were forced to hand out more than 60,000 speeding fines each year include Hampshire, Northumbria, Kent and West Yorkshire.

The West Midlands, Warwickshire, Humberside and Chesire police teams all handed out over 50,000 speeding fines across twelve months.

The data revealed motorists were less likely to pick up speeding fines in rural locations as countryside regions were found towards the lower end of the chart.

Just 135 speeding tickets were issued in the Welsh region of Gwent as 254 were handed out in Bedfordshire and 657 in Wiltshire.

Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies also saw fewer than 1,000 speeding tickets handed out to motorists over twelve months.

Merseyside Police and Derbyshire Constabulary were also among the forces which made up the lowest ten offending areas.

West Mercia was also one of the speediest areas in the UK as it was revealed the area’s highest speeding office was up at 160mph.

Surrey, South Yorkshire and Kent police all recorded speeds of above 155pmh as Sussex, Lincolnshire and Staffordshire were all above then mark.

Motorists could face serious consequences for speeding on roads in the UK and they could be hit with penalty points and fines.

The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and three penalty points added onto your driving licence.

However, some cases could end up in court and motorists could face massive fines if they are found guilty.

The total charge it’s usually worked out as a  percentage of motorists weekly wage up to a maximum of £1,500 or £2,500 if you were caught on a motorway.

Speeding could also cause you to be disqualified or banned from driving under certain conditions.

Driving licences will be immediately revoked if you have built up six or more penalty points within two years after passing a test.

Some road users may be able to avoid penalty points by attending a speed awareness course if this is offered by the police.

The speed awareness course identifies where motorists could be going wrong with their drying and tries to rehabilitate them to take better care behind the wheel.

Road users could find themselves caught out for speeding even if they are just slightly above the limit.

The National Police Chiefs Council urges forces to allow a 10 percent pus two leeway to allow motorists off breaking the law for creeping above the set limit.

However, this is only a recommendation and motorists are legally breaking the law but travelling just one or two mph above the set limit. 

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