Police catch four motorists speeding every minute... but one force records 160 ...

Police catch four motorists speeding every minute... but one force records 160 TIMES more incidents over one year than another! Avon and Somerset police saw the most speeding motorists in 2017/18  Its neighbour Wiltshire, on the other hand, saw the fewest in the same 12 months As many as 2.3million speeding offences were caught in England and Wales Speeding contributed to 220 deaths on Britain's roads in 2017  Research was done by Dr Adam Snow from Liverpool John Moores University 

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 01:58 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 02:04 BST, 1 April 2019

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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

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

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

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