Britain has a problem with speed. Over two thirds of us admit to breaking the legal speed limit but these days it’s harder than ever to get away with it.
Our towns and cities are now littered with cameras and signs, as well as police units trying to keep us on the straight and narrow. Yet we’re still prone to hitting the accelerator. And when we do get caught, we’re seething.
This documentary series joins the battle on Britain’s roads as our ‘need for speed’ is challenged head-on by an army of those trying to slow us down. With access to the police, anti-speed campaigners, speed addicts and specialist lawyers, this new series witnesses the ongoing war playing out every day on our streets.
From Boy Racers treating dual carriageways as race-tracks to motorbike fanatics tearing up the countryside, we follow those who like to put their foot down and get from A to B as quickly as possible.
Desperately trying to get us to hit the brakes are the police – but with speeding fines at a four-year high, it’s a problem that doesn’t look like being solved any time soon.
However, with speed cameras becoming more prevalent and more efficient than ever and police forces carrying out specialist operations to target Britain’s most prolific offenders, they’re hell-bent on giving it a good go.
Joining them on the warpath are ordinary members of the public, sick to the back teeth of anti-social drivers and intent on forcing us to drop our speed for good.
From the urban streets of Essex and London to the rural roadways of Wales and the Isle of Man, this documentary series hears first hand from those who have a problem with speed – whether it’s those who can’t kick the habit, or those whose lives have been changed for ever.
A Century Films Production for ITV1
2x 60 minutes
Executive ProducerKatie BailiffDirected byJames RossSeries Produced and Directed by Arron Fellows