By Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 01:58 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 02:04 BST, 1 April 2019
Four motorists are caught breaking the speed limit on Britain's roads every minute, according to an analysis of Home Office data.
Avon and Somerset police saw the most drivers going too fast in 2017/18, at 200,000. This was almost 160 times the number caught by neighbouring force Wiltshire, at just 1,191.
As many as 2.3 million speeding offences were detected across England and Wales in 2017/18, up four per cent on the previous 12 months.
Avon and Somerset recorded the most speeding offences in 2017/18 while its neighbour Wiltshire saw the fewest
As many as 2.3million speeding offences were detected across England and Wales in the same 12-month period
Forces have been ranked in research by Dr Adam Snow, lecturer in criminal law at Liverpool John Moores University, for the RAC Foundation.
Others in the top five for catching drivers breaking the speed limit were West Yorkshire, Metropolitan Police, Thames Valley and Greater Manchester.
Meanwhile Durham, Derbyshire, Cleveland and Kent caught the fewest speeding motorists.
In 44 per cent of cases, the offender was sent on a speed awareness course, while