Joined: Jul 21, 2004 Posts: 2625 Location: Chelmsford, UK
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:01 pm Post subject: Cambridgeshire Police Issued Tickets Increase by Almost 90%
Cambridge News has reported that the number of speeding tickets issued across Cambridgeshire increased dramatically during 2012.
Almost 90 per cent more fines were dished out by Cambridgeshire police officers last year than the year before.
2011 recorded 2,869 speeding tickets (top speed recorded 119mph), but 2012 produced a marked increase to 5,401 (top speed recorded 118mph)... and in January alone this year, police have caught more than 3,000 drivers during the "Think!" campaign.
99mph is the top speed recorded so far this year.
Officers were operating in both marked and unmarked cars and it is safe to assume that they would be making good use of their armoury of mobile speed cameras.
The report also states that "safety cameras" (presumably fixed and road works cameras) caught speeders 37,589 times in 2011, falling to 36,941 in 2012.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman commented, "Reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads is a priority for the force. Excessive speeding and inappropriate speed are just some of the factors which can result in collisions, sometimes fatal. We will continue to work to make the county’s roads safer for everyone who uses them."
And where are the figures to show the fantastic reduction in casualties .... ? Or can we assume that they follow most forces policy of enforcing dual carrageways but forgetting all about school zones, town centre's etc
Joined: Apr 14, 2010 Posts: 1133 Location: West London, UK
Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:57 am Post subject:
...and did they increase the number of police officers monitoring speed, and did they change policy to have a lower speed for triggering a ticket? _________________ Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
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Joined: Mar 18, 2004 Posts: 724 Location: Midlands UK
Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:42 pm Post subject:
No doubt most of the NSL roads that were 60mph or 70mph, are now 40 and 50mph limits, so it's no surprise that more speeding fines will result!
Reduce the speeds and raise more cash from motorists.
What amazes me is that a dual carriageway I use was reduced from 70 to 50mph, but the narrow roads directly leading off this road, some of which are single track have remained at NSL 60mph, which makes no sense at all. _________________ GO 1000 EU, Tomtom Android EU,
Joined: Apr 04, 2006 Posts: 5590 Location: East Sussex, UK
Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:24 pm Post subject:
What amazes me is that a dual carriageway I use was reduced from 70 to 50mph, but the narrow roads directly leading off this road, some of which are single track have remained at NSL 60mph, which makes no sense at all.
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