The Met continues to tackle motorists who drive too fast – one of the biggest causes of road traffic collisions in the capital.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) are running a countrywide speed enforcement campaign until Sunday, 27 January. The Met, in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), and as part of the Mayor’s ‘Vision Zero’ ambition, will be supporting the campaign.
Drivers and riders who are travelling at excess speeds are more likely to have a collision, with inappropriate speed being a factor in up to 37 per cent of collisions resulting in death or serious injury in London.
The Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) will be proactively enforcing speed limits and targeting those who exceed the limits.
Motorists caught driving dangerously face very serious penalties, which may include a mandatory 12-month ban, points on their licence and even time in jail.
The Community Roadwatch scheme gives residents the opportunity to support officers during the operation and throughout the year to deter speeding in their area. Since 2015, more than 3,000 Community Roadwatch sessions have been held across London with more than 76,000 vehicles caught speeding.