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500% increase in speeding drivers caught in Yorkshire

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In West Yorkshire, police have seen over a 500% increase in drivers who are caught speeding over 100 mph between 2017 and 2018. 

Data released via a freedom of information request shows that in 2017, the force recorded 345 offences where a motorist was found to be going over 100 mph.

The number of the same type of offences the year after rose dramatically to 2252 in 2018. An increase of 553%, says the Wakefield Express.

The Wakefield Express reports that West Yorkshire Police have explained that the introduction of smart motorway cameras across the region’s motorway network in November 2017 is the reason for the difference in figures between the two years.

 

 

 
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