London Evening Standard)
Councils could take over prosecuting speeding drivers amid concerns the Met is too busy to enforce speed limits.
The 33 boroughs are considering whether to apply for a change in the law to secure powers to prosecute drivers who breach the speed limit.
Concern is mounting at the “inadequate” level of enforcement, particularly in the growing number of 20mph zones, at a time when Transport for London has set a target to eliminate road deaths by 2041.
Traffic police have been temporarily switched to the Met’s violent crime task force to crack down on knife and gun killings.
Met commissioner Cressida Dick recently admitted she did not know how 20mph zones would be controlled. Speeding is a criminal offence enforced by police.