Sadiq Khan has set a target of enforcing a million speeding offences in London every year – as Tory MPs urge him to stop spending energy defending his Ultra-low emission zone expansion when the Met is in special measures.
The number of drivers caught speeding in the capital jumped to 443,609 from April last year – a rise of 64 per cent on the previous year’s 270,458 – after the installation of high-tech enforcement cameras.
It comes as City Hall is understood to want the Metropolitan Police to have the capability to prosecute a million drivers a year from April 2024, a senior officer said.
The target is being cited as the latest example of Mr Khan’s assault on motorists amid the ULEZ expansion in August and an overhaul of the road network that will also see 20mph speed limits on key city roads.
Mr Khan’s controversial expansion of the ULEZ to Outer London will drag millions more into its orbit in a bid to cut air pollution.
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