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Over 150,00 speeding tickets issued in 2 days by Thames Valley Police

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A total of 151,501 speeding tickets were issued by Thames Valley Police between the 21 to 23 of January.

The figures come from a new league table showing which police forces issued the most speeding tickets in Britain, with Thames Valley Police ranking in third place. However the experts were keen to stress that only 23 out of 44 police forces provided figures.

Thames Valley Police cover the counties of  Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Some of the variation in figures may be accountable by differing populations within the regions but it also suggests some forces are targeting drivers more than others.

For example, 224,160 speeding tickets were issued to drivers in West Yorkshire during the two day period with almost all offenders caught on speed cameras.
Even rural counties such Hampshire and Lincolnshire appear in the table with police issuing 62,514 and 59,525 tickets respectively.
Gary Digva, founder of Road Angel said: “We doubt the motorists in these regions are worse drivers than those in other parts of the country so we feel the differences are more likely to be explained by a variation in use of cameras around the country and other policing issues.”

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