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UK: extent of extreme speeders highlighted by IAM

Published Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:34

Five drivers have been caught travelling at more than 100mph on 30 and 40mph limit roads in England, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). A further two were caught travelling at over 70mph in these areas, which tend to be largely residential.

The statistics were part of a Freedom of Information request by the IAM to every police force in Britain, asking for the location and speed of their top five highest recorded cases captured on safety cameras in their areas from 1 January 2015 to 30 January 2016.

Finland: enforcement operation reveals increase in misuse of truck driver hours regulations

Published Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:17

Police across Finland conducted a special control operation with a focus on heavy traffic between 15 and 21 February 2016. The operation, carried out nationwide, resulted in sanctions for 452 drivers of vehicles of domestic origin, and 85 drivers of foreign vehicles.

 “Most violations involved the misuse of driving hours and rest periods; of these, 298, or 13 per cent of the stopped drivers, were subject to sanctions,” says Chief Superintendent Kari Onninen of the National Police Board.

More than 2,000 drivers caught at 100mph-plus on roads in England and Wales

Published Thu, 25/02/2016 - 09:52

New figures uncovered by BBC Radio 5 live have found that more than 2,000 (2,169) people in the UK were caught driving at more than 100mph in the year 2014/15. The fastest driver was caught in Cambridgeshire travelling at 156mph. 

The BBC obtained the figures after making a freedom of information request to all of the police forces in the UK. In total, 41 out of the 45 forces responded to the request and provided information.