Dartford Crossing has most speeding in UK – report

Britain’s most dangerous road for speeding has been revealed to be the A282 Dartford Crossing between Essex and Kent.

Fleet management company Wessex Fleet used a Freedom of Information request to find the road saw 26,920 speeding offences in 2020 despite lockdown.

It asked the UK’s 45 police forces for data and found each area’s most prolific routes for speeding offences.

Between the 10 most dangerous roads, there were 167,448 registered cases of speeding in 2020. Over a quarter of them were recorded by the Metropolitan Police alone (45,226). In fact, more than 3,200 tickets were handed out in the first full month of lockdown in April 2020 – a 71% jump on 2019.

But it’s Kent’s A282 and Surrey’s stretch of the M25 that have come out as the worst; a total of 50,478 drivers were caught out on these roads in 2020.

Only one northern police force features among the worst 10 roads – Merseyside’s Aigburth Road, with 14,476 incidents.

Read the report here.

(Picture – Yay Images)


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