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Policeman was caught doing 98mph in a 30 zone and let off

  • Thames Valley Police data shows they racked up 3,218 speed offences in 2016
  • But only 29 resulted in either a fixed penalty notice or a court summons
  • But the force responded by saying it followed ‘a robust process’ in all cases

New data from Thames Valley Police reveals that police racked up 3,218 speed offences in 2016 (stock image)

A policeman was caught doing 98mph in a 30mph zone and was let off – as more than 3,000 other officers go unpunished for speeding offences each year.

New data from Thames Valley Police reveals officers racked up 3,218 speed offences in 2016.

And of those offences only 29 resulted in either a fixed penalty notice or a court summons.

This data reflects offences logged in the Thames Valley area, under the protection of one of the UK’s largest police forces.  

But the force responded by saying it had ‘a robust process’.

A spokesperson said if images showed the driver was on a 999 call there would be no prosecution.

It added: ‘Cancellation does not preclude internal disciplinary action.’ 

But of those offences only 29 resulted in either a fixed penalty notice or a court summons (stock image)

But of those offences only 29 resulted in either a fixed penalty notice or a court summons (stock image)

The information was collected by a researcher for The Sunday Mirror, who asked how many officers had been caught speeding while on ‘routine or non emergency duties’.

They excluded blue-light emergencies – events that require emergency service to use their flashing blue light and sirens. 

Thames Valley Police is the force responsible for policing the Thames Valley area covered by Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.



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