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London’s fastest boroughs revealed, one driver clocked 144mph – London Business News

London’s fastest boroughs revealed, one driver clocked 144mph – London Business News
London’s fastest boroughs revealed, one driver clocked 144mph – London Business News

Sadiq Khan has pledged to hand out one million speeding tickets to London drivers by the end of the year, as reports reveal 48 of the capital’s 99 fatal collisions were caused by speeding. Fines issued for 20mph offences have increased by 700% since 2018, with almost one in four cars receiving a speeding ticket in the past six years.

But in which part of London was the highest speed measured?

Intrigued, the experts at Carlease.co.uk filed a FOI request to reveal which London borough has the highest speeding offences.

Carlease.co.uk can reveal that Havering holds the record for the fastest speeding ticket in London, with a driver clocking an astonishing 144mph – 56% faster than the highest speed recorded in neighbouring Bexley (92mph). In response to the rise in speeding incidents, Havering City Council has rolled out a range of accident prevention measures, including the installation of a raised pedestrian crossing, a raised pedestrian island and a speed table.

Despite having 17 cameras per 100,000 people in the area, the City of Westminster comes in second place with the fastest driver caught, hitting a staggering 115mph. Brent follows closely behind as the third fastest borough with a top speed of 114mph.

Enfield and Redbridge are tied for fourth, with drivers hitting speeds of up to 111 mph (178 km/h). Last year, a petition was launched by 2,000 Enfield residents in the hope of tackling the A10’s speeding problems. Meanwhile, across the Thames, Greenwich is in sixth place, with the most reckless driver hitting 107 mph (172 km/h).

At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest speeds were recorded at Southwark, Harrow and Kensington and Chelsea, at 54 mph, 61 mph and 65 mph respectively.

Shaun Money, expert at Carlease.co.uk, offered advice on how to avoid this dangerous habit following the publication of the FOI details:

“It is striking that there is a sharp increase in speeding offences in the summer, with a 25% increase on motorways. It can be very tempting to drive too fast, especially if you are running late or feeling frustrated. It is an easy habit to get into, but also incredibly dangerous.

To break the habit of speeding, start planning your trips with extra time to reduce the stress of potential delays. Use cruise control on highways to maintain a consistent and legal speed. Additionally, check your speedometer regularly and be aware of posted speed limits to keep your driving in check.

Implementing these strategies can make a big difference. Stay calm behind the wheel by practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or listening to soothing music. Use technology to your advantage by installing apps that warn you when you’re speeding. By staying aware of the dangers and taking proactive steps, you can help create safer roads for everyone.”