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Article by: rob brady
Date: 31 Jul 2016

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A freedom of information request by the Sun newspaper has revealed the top 10 speed camera systems in the UK.

The figures were collated from the last three years and show that almost 300,000 speeding drivers have been caught with possible resultant revenue of up to 30million from fines and speed awareness courses.

The UK's most lucrative speed cameras:
1: A10 Great Cambridge Road, Cheshunt: 38,206
2: A140 Mile End Road, Norwich: 34,775
3: A1 Barrowby Thorns, Lincolnshire: 34,555
4: A1134 Elizabeth Way, Cambridge: 33,429
5: A4161 Newport Road, Cardiff: 32,855
6: A28 Pin Hill, Canterbury: 25,069
7: A412 Rickmansworth Rd, Watford: 23,595
8: A16 Peak Parkway, Grimbsy: 23,578
9: M20 (junction 4 to 7), Maidstone: 23,122
10: A15 Snitterby, Lincolnshire: 22,483

A spokesman for the RAC commented: "The whole point of installing a safety camera must be to improve road safety, often at high risk locations. Any camera that is raking in cash cannot be doing its job."

He added: "Councils should be looking at the number of penalty notices issued, and where that number looks high, they should be urgently finding a better solution that actually works to promote road safety."


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Posted by bmuskett on Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:15 am Reply with quote

It's all relative, innit? 38,206 over 3 years is 35 per day. How many cars pass those 2 cameras per day? Does 35 speeders per day look too high?

And I'm assuming "M20 (junction 4 to 7), Maidstone: 23,122" is a stretch of SPECS. Is 21 speeders per day there a lot?

Numbers of speeders caught with no context doesn't tell the whole story. Lies, damned lies, etc.

Posted by Allan_whoops on Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:15 pm Reply with quote

The M20 has Gatsos as far as I remember. It probably catches people who are late for the ferry/tunnel.

Posted by M8TJT on Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:33 pm Reply with quote

By the simple expedient of looking at the submission map, they are the variable speed cams between 4 and 7.

Posted by DennisN on Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:00 am Reply with quote

Do you think I could buy some shares in the speed camera operations?


If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

Posted by lenfish on Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:19 pm Reply with quote

Having bought some shares you can then deliberately trigger every speed camera you see so you can increase your profits. Hang on a minute though.....I may not have thought this through!

Posted by bmuskett on Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:49 pm Reply with quote

You'd be better off buying shares in the companies that produce the speed camera systems.

Posted by DennisN on Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:32 am Reply with quote

Nah. There's more money in the fines - remember, although they are not installed for financial reasons, they do pay for themselves. Repeat income, not a one-off charge.


If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

Posted by Kremmen on Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:00 am Reply with quote

That's why I'm surprised they don't have more unmarked traffic cars. They would surely pay for themselves.

Round my way what with heavily tinted front windows and illegal number plates not to mention driving without due care, etc.

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