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18,000+ vehicles travel through Great Gap in each direction every week.
This equates to approximately 1.87million vehicles passing through the hamlet every year.
Between 70% and 80% of all vehicles are speeding, over 30mph.
Some weeks peaking at 84%.
The fastest recorded speed of a vehicle within Great Gap is at 118mph.
This is a 30mph zone. At the time of recording the speed of this record breaker, the emergency services have confirmed it was not them, as they had no operations on at that time. It should also be stated that it occurred on a weekday, while children were waiting for the school bus.
When the amount of traffic decreases (e.g. over Christmas and New Year) the percentage of vehicles speeding increases.
The period recorded had a significant reduction in commuter traffic and most building work was stopped. Therefore the captured data is made up mainly of LOCAL traffic and HGV's.