The information was obtained through a Freedom of Information request by the Telegraph & Argus.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the request asked for information relating to the highest speed recorded on a road in the Bradford district by a speeder in 2022.
Within the request the T&A specifically asked for details of the exact speed of the car, the type of car it was and the road the driver sped on.
West Yorkshire Police revealed that two VW Golf drivers were behind the highest speeds clocked by a speed camera and officers on duty.
The force said all high speeds are reported for summons and recorded on a document which is not easily extractable.
There may be further offences not captured in the figures for 2022.
The highest speed on Bradford’s roads
The highest speed recorded by a speed camera on a road in Bradford district in 2022 was 112 mph.
This was recorded on B6145 Thornton Road, Bradford, and the vehicle was a Volkswagen Golf.
Thornton Road has a 30 mph speed limit, meaning this driver was clocked at more than three times the maximum legal speed.
In relation to officer stopped speeding offences, the highest speed recorded on a road in Bradford district in 2022 was 90 mph.
This was recorded on Mayo Avenue, Bradford, and the vehicle was a Volkswagen Golf.
Mayo Avenue has 30 mph speed limit, putting this driver at exactly three times the maximum legal speed.
Police have condemned the whopping speeds and confirmed more than 60 people were killed on West Yorkshire’s roads in 2022 alone.
Speeding played a huge role in the fatalities, Paul Jeffrey, who works on the force’s Central Prosecution and Casualty Reduction Unit, said.
Mr Jeffrey said: “Speeding on West Yorkshire’s roads will not be tolerated. Last year more than sixty people were killed on our roads with speeding being a factor in many of the collisions.
“Through working with partners, we are committed to Vision Zero. No-one should die or be seriously injured on the road. Excessive speeds lead to deaths and injuries which are often preventable.”
It comes as Bradford South MP Judith Cummins takes her petition on dangerous driving and road safety to Parliament.
The Labour politician – whose constituency covers Mayo Avenue – has signatures from 288 residents in the area.
The petition will call on the Government to urgently introduce measures to tackle reckless driving and anti-social use of vehicles on the road.
Speaking in Parliament, Judith told peers about the urgent need to act and recognise the scale of the issue.
The MP said the Government must “act on roads policing and urgently introduce measures to reduce dangerous driving.”
Ms Cummins told MPs: “The petition reflects concerns across Bradford that the government has stripped proper policing investment for tackling dangerous driving, speeding, and other related offences.”
Speaking after the petition was accepted, Judith said: “I want to thank the hundreds of Bradford South residents who signed this petition. Road safety continues to be a huge issue of concern for people in my constituency.
“Dangerous driving doesn’t just put drivers at risk from a crash; it threatens other road users and pedestrians as well. West Yorkshire Police have had some excellent results getting problem drivers and illegal vehicles off the road. Nevertheless, more work clearly needs to be done, and the police need proper funding to keep our roads safe.”
She added: “I will continue to do all I can to work with police, residents and other stakeholders to make our roads safer for road users and pedestrians alike.”
At Bradford Council’s last meeting of 2022, one councillor expressed his belief that dangerous drivers are harming the city’s regeneration plans as well as its reputation.
Councillor Alun Griffiths (Lib Dem, Idle and Thackley) said work being done to tackle the issue is a “drop in the ocean”.
He claimed the “car is king” attitude of many in Bradford was adding to the problem.
At the meeting, the Labour group put forward a motion, titled ‘Residents of Bradford will not tolerate dangerous driving’.
It called on members to support West Yorkshire Police’s anti-social driving task force, Operation Steerside, and other road safety campaigns.
It would also call for the authority to push Government to invest more in policing, continue the rollout of noise cameras – piloted in Keighley – and introduce graduated driver licences, which would see safe drivers able to access cheaper insurance.
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