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Over 90,000 London drivers were caught speeding on camera last year

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Unless you naturally like to take things nice and slow, living in London means you’re probably in a rush – like, right now. But according to new statistics from Esri UK, the capital’s drivers could really do with slowing down. It turns out 90,543 motorists were caught going way too fast by 255 fixed roadside cameras in 2015.

The peak time for breaking the speed limit was between 6am-7am, and the boroughs with the most offences were Ealing (16,337), followed by Hammersmith and Fulham (9,250) and Tower Hamlets (7,224).

But thanks to our impressive levels of traffic, the time of day the least offences were committed was – surprise, surprise – between 6pm and 7pm (2,328). Ah, the ever-trusty rush hour. Still, speeding is BAD and if the penalty of £100 a pop isn't a put-off, just remember what it's like to commute by tube on a manic Monday: it's just not worth it.

In more transport news, did you know ten of the slowest roads in the UK are all in London?

 

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