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Speeding Offences by Speed and Location 2019-2020

Date of request: January 27, 2021
Reference: 115/21

Request

I’d like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

  • The number of drivers caught speeding in your authority area, broken down by month for the years 2019 and 2020.
  • The top three speeds in which drivers were caught travelling at in your authority area for the years 2019 and 2020, and on which road each offence was recorded.
  • The top three locations/roads for speeding offences in your authority area for the years 2019 and 2020.

Response

Please find below a breakdown of the number of drivers detected driving at excess speed in the Avon and Somerset area in 2019 and 2020.

Month 2019 2020   Month 2019 2020
Jan 7985 8521 Jul 14,157 13,805
Feb 6913 8128 Aug 11,104 10,041
Mar 6778 5860 Sep 9996 10,530
Apr 8060 1158 Oct 9038 9847
May 8291 4092 Nov 8398 9983
Jun 10,377 12,667 Dec 7139 9085

Please find below the location of the highest speeds detected in the Avon and Somerset area in 2019 and 2020.

Location Speed
2019
M4 Westbound 157mph
M5 Northbound 156mph
M4 Westbound 155mph
2020
M4 Eastbound 157mph
A303 154mph
M4 Westbound 144mph

Please find below the three locations identified in 2019 and 2020 that detected the largest amount of drivers driving at excess speed in the Avon and Somerset Area.

Location Amount of detections
2019
M5 – J16 to J17 Southbound 14,803
A303 10,807
M32 9065
2020
M5- J16 to J17 Southbound 14,833
M4 – J20 to J19 Eastbound 9129
M32 8661

 

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