Ten speed cameras across the UK have been identified as bringing in over £20million worth of fines over the past three years with the most prolific detectors located across several cities. Over 201,000 drivers were caught out by the ten cameras over a three year period with the highest offender issuing hundreds of fines every week.
Data shared with the Daily Star by UK police following a FOI request shows the most prolific camera across the UK is located in east London on the A104 Lea Bridge Road Westbound carriageway.
Police records have revealed the camera has issued a total of 38,234 fines over the past three years bringing in an average of £3.8million in fines.
The 20mph zone is known to catch out motorists due to the road’s wider berth with 250 fines issued every week on average.
Motorists in Suffolk have also been caught out by a camera on the A12 between Stratford St Mary and East Bergholt with over 27,000 fines issued.
Prolific cameras have also been detected in Norfolk, Barnelsy, Dorset, Surrey and Cheshire.
Alongside the M1, one camera located on the busy M4 motorway in Wales was also commonly struck by motorists.
The camera located on the westbound carriageway near Port Talbot has recorded 12,799 offences over the past three years to be considered the ninth most prolific camera in the UK.
Breaking the speed limit will likely result in a £100 fine and three penalty points issued to a driving licence.
Under extreme circumstances drievrs may face up to a £5,000 fine, nine penalty points or a temporary driving ban if they were considered to break dangerous driving laws.
Speeding offences have become a major issue for police officers under the coronavirus lockdown.
Some forces have called for the public to stop using public roads like a “race track” as motorists use the lockdown streets to gain a speed advantage.
Police officers in London have clocked drivers travelling as fast as 134mph in the capital and up to 161mph on the M1 motorway within the past month.
More shockingly, Greater Manchester constable Ian Hopkins revealed one driver had travelled as high as 70mph in a 30mph zone.
A recent RAC survey found almost a quarter of 3,000 motorists had seen motorists breaking 30mph speed limits during the lockdown.
The poll revealed motorists had noticed a 15 percent increase in speeding across 20 and 40mph zones as well as a ten percent rise on 50mph roads.
Published at Tue, 12 May 2020 09:17:00 +0000