Mobile speed cameras in essex
The motorcycle insurance broker said the biggest money maker was located just south of Grantham on the A1 in Lincolnshire, tallying up a massive 6,064 fines in total.
Based on figures for 2015, Carole Nash estimates that the 10 most profitable cameras in the country racked up £3.2 million in speeding fines over the 12 month period.These cameras are installed beside a road and record the instantaneous speed of vehicles and a photograph of vehicles that have been identified as breaking the speed limit.There are two types commonly in use: Police officers can use LIDAR speed guns or sometimes the older and less accurate radar speed guns to gather evidence for prosecution.Motorcyclists also frequently speed as do HGV drivers commonly on single carriageway main roads where their speed limit is 50 mph.There are many methods used by authorities, in places where the speed limits are not generally observed, to attempt to achieve greater compliance.Methods used include those for detection and prosecution of contraventions such as roadside fixed speed cameras, average speed cameras, and police-operated LIDAR speed guns or older radar speed guns.
Vehicle activated signs and Community Speed Watch schemes are used to encourage compliance.
The findings were the result of a freedom of information request to the UK's largest county police constabularies.
Of the 35 contacted, 20 responded with information about their snap-happiest speed cameras.
The first average speed camera in Scotland was installed on the A77 road in 2004.
Vehicle activated signs that illuminate to indicate to a driver that they are exceeding the speed limit — these do not result in the issuance of a penalty, merely serve as a warning.
In May 2010 the new Coalition government pledged to scrap public funding for speed cameras and cut the Road Safety Grant from £95 million to £57 million.