Wednesday, 10 May 2017

UK's top 10 highest earning speed cameras

Ever wondered which cameras earn the most revenue? look no further....  

The following information is based on figures from 2015 (Worked out by Carole Nash using freedom of information request to the UK's largest county police constabularies).  


1. A1, Great Ponton North Bound, Lincolnshire - £606,400
2. M180, West of River Trent, Scunthorpe - £583,500
3. M25, London Orbital junction 17 and 18, Rickmansworth - £538,500
4. M25, London Orbital junction 5 and Clacket Lane Services -£373,300
5. A12, Stratford St Mary Southbound - £305,400
6. M25 London Orbital junction 18 and 17, Rickmansworth - £255,400
7. A22, Eastbourne Road, Halland - £167,100
8. A3, Esher Bypass, Hook - £149,700
9. A14, Bythorn, Cambridgeshire - £121,200
10. A34, Milton, Southbound - £63,600
Source: Carole Nash 

The camera that caught the most people was located near Grantham in Lincolnshire It caught 6,064 speeders during 2015 (average of 19 per day) thats £600,000 in fines over just one year

The fixed camera on the northbound carriageway of the A1 however is certainly not the most lucrative standalone camera today......That's because it's no longer there.

It was replaced by eight average speed cameras erected to monitor the route, which cost £750,000 to install last year, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.

The second most profitable speed camera, according to the research, was further north in Lincolnshire - a section of the M180 close to Scunthorpe caught 5,853 speeders that year, clocking up £585,300 in fines. 

Unsurprisingly, Britain's busiest motorway - the M25 - had three separate locations feature in Britain's 10 highest earning speed cameras on 2015.

All three captured a whopping 12,122 speeders, resulting in £1.2million in collective fines. The trio are between junctions 17 and 18 close to Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, north west of London, in both directions, and betrween junction 5 and Clacket Lane Services, south east of London, in Surrey.

Rebecca Donohue, head of marketing at Carole Nash, said: 'With some speed cameras issuing tickets that amount to well into the hundreds of thousands it's understandable that, at times, motorists feel like they are being taxed again.

'It's really important to remember that such cameras are put in place to reduce accidents and save the lives of motorists and bikers, something which is far more important than any amount of money.
'We wanted to find out which roads are prone to speeding motorists to help raise awareness of the dangers in those areas and encourage bikers and drivers alike to take extra care on these roads.' 

NB Of the 35 forces contacted under the freedom of information act, 20 responded with information about their snap-happiest speed cameras
Source: Mail

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