Mike Sales wrote:1982john wrote:From a DS on Twitter:
Incredible work by Traffic officers tackling #speeding. Last week we enforced 2,020 speeding offences across #London. By comparison it was 268 in same week in 2019. An 8 fold increase!
We are there 24/7 enforcing offences. Please drive lawfully, stay safe & keep a clean licence.
So an 8 fold increase when there's about 80% less cars on the road...
Speeding is such a universal offence that an eightfold increase in offences detected must surely reflect not an increase in the proportion speeding, but an increase in efforts to detect the offence.
Speeding is still prevalent, but it is impossible to believe it has gone up eight times, even as a percentage.
We should welcome this increase in enforcement effort.
I think it's a number of factors.
-The police workload seems to be less than normal, presumably because there are fewer people out. It's almost back to the 80s in terms of police:public ratio!
-Fewer drivers means more attention on each one.
-Higher speeds more fewer blind eyes turned or drivers let off with a talking to.