Small Town, Big Problem: Westerham Named Worst Spot for Speeding in Kent

Westerham, a small town known for its peaceful atmosphere and being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, has surprisingly been identified as the worst spot for speeding drivers in Kent.

According to a recent analysis of speeding offences committed across the county, Westerham recorded a staggering 9,867 offences last year, making it the number one hotspot. This was followed by Swanley, Dartford, Boxley, and Maidstone.

The data, obtained from Freedom of Information requests by tech company OOONO, also revealed that the tiny village of Boxley had a high number of offences, despite its small size. This could be due to its location near the A229, a well-known speeding hotspot.

Surprisingly, the analysis also revealed that drivers aged between 35 and 44 were responsible for more than triple the number of speeding offences compared to young drivers aged under 24. Additionally, 68% of all speeding motorists were male.

Christian Oyrabo, CEO of OOONO, commented on the findings, stating that while younger drivers often face scrutiny for road safety, the data shows that an older demographic is more prone to dangerous driving.

The top 10 locations for speeding offences in Kent were also identified, with Westerham taking the top spot, followed by Swanley, Dartford, Boxley, West Malling, Maidstone, Ashford, Gillingham, Chatham, and Strood.

Oyrabo emphasized the importance of all drivers remaining diligent and paying attention to the road ahead, regardless of age, gender, or location. With the peaceful town of Westerham now being known for its high number of speeding offences, it serves as a reminder for all drivers to obey the speed limit and prioritize road safety.

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