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TfL and the Met crack down on speeding in London

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Transport for London (TfL) has launched five new mobile safety cameras to catch more speeding motorists in the capital.

The laser cameras are being operated by a team of Police Community and Support Officers (PCSOs) in the MPS Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC).

They can be used to target non-compliance ‘hot-spots’ and in areas where local communities are concerned about speeding on residential roads.

Since the new cameras have been in operation the MPS have enforced 9,500 speeding offences with them, including one driver who was travelling at 90mph in a 30mph speed limit.  

TfL aims to have the capacity to enforce up to one million speeding offences by 2024/25. In 2021/2022, the Met enforced 476,685 speeding offences, 199,105 more than in the previous year and an increase of 72%.

In March 2020, TfL introduced a 20mph speed limit on all of its roads within the central London Congestion Charging zone.

The Deputy Mayor for Transport, Seb Dance, said: “Reducing danger on the capital’s road transport network is a top priority, and lowering speeds is one of the most important things that we can do to make London’s streets safer.  

“London has made huge strides in reducing road danger since adopting the Vision Zero goal for London and committing to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041, but there is still a long way to go. That’s why I welcome this work by TfL and the MPS to increase enforcement activity in order to tackle speeding. These new measures will enable police to focus on the areas where there are persistent problems and work to address local community concerns. This is a vital step in creating a safer and healthier London.” 

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