More than 2,150 people were stopped for speeding during enforcement activity carried out by Roads and Transport Policing officers.
In support of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) countrywide speed enforcement campaign, which ran from Monday, 14 to Sunday, 27 January:
- There were 2,164 interventions with motorists where they were stopped. 1,651 of these were subject to Traffic Offence Reports (TORs), and 513 of were given roadside safety advice.
- 41 Community Roadwatch sessions were held, which detected a further 650 vehicles exceeding the speed limit. These people will receive advisory notices through the post.
Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, of the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “I hope these results send a strong message that speeding will not be tolerated on London’s roads.
“I would like to thank all those involved in making this a success, including our officers and members of the Community Roadwatch Scheme. Through education and enforcement, we must remind all road users of the importance of keeping themselves and others safe.
“We will continue to tackle speeding beyond this campaign and remain committed to reducing injury and death caused by dangerous driving.
“This proactive enforcement and ongoing activity is also in support of the Mayor and TfL's ‘Vision Zero’ ambition, which aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London's transport network by 2041.
“This joint work between the Met and TfL is to deliver and sustain improvement in speed enforcement, focusing on the most dangerous drivers and offences that put road users at risk.”
Siwan Hayward, Director of Compliance and Policing at TfL, said: “Breaking the speed limit is dangerous and selfish. It’s clear that when drivers put their foot down, the risk goes up for them and everyone around them. Drivers and riders travelling too fast are more likely to have a collision, with inappropriate speed being a factor in more than one-third of collisions resulting in death or serious injury in London.
“We’re working closely with the police on our Vision Zero approach to reduce road danger and will be enforcing speed across London. Please slow down.”
Drivers or riders who believe they have witnessed a traffic offence and have recorded this with a dash camera, can visit the following link where the driving clip can be uploaded via our website
The Met will consider prosecuting any driver where the video evidence clearly highlights an offence under the Road Traffic act.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.