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Speed cameras: More than 3,000 fixed speed cameras installed on UK roads

British drivers have been urged by specialists at LeaseLoco to “stick within the speed limits” as their analysis revealed that there are round 3,621 fixed speed cameras installed throughout a number of areas within the UK. The North West has essentially the most cameras with the determine standing at 657.

South East England, with 639 fixed cameras, is the one different area with extra than 600 gadgets.

At the opposite finish of the dimensions, there are solely 78 speed cameras throughout the West Midlands.

The East of England got here in third place with 480 fixed speed cameras.

The area was adopted by the East Midlands (434), Wales (316), Yorkshire (297), South West (230), Scotland (202), London (151), and North East (137).

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PA despatched a freedom of data to all 45 police forces within the UK and their speed digicam partnership, of which 36 responded with particulars of their fixed speed cameras.

It didn’t embody information on the cell gadgets forces used to catch offenders.

Staffordshire police mentioned it had 272 cameras throughout its area however that solely 14 have been lively.

While Derbyshire mentioned simply 10 of its 112 cameras have been lively.

In frequent with Northamptonshire, Cleveland, Durham, and North Yorkshire mentioned that none of their fixed cameras have been switched on.

A spokeswoman for the National Police Chiefs’ Council mentioned the choice to make use of cameras was “an operational matter”, including that “all forces have individual responsibility for their use of speed cameras”.

She added: “That’s an irresponsible game to play, and even if you do drive through an area where fixed cameras aren’t active, you still won’t be immune from mobile speed cameras.

“The best advice is to stick within the speed limits and don’t be tempted to speed.”

Edmund King, president of the AA, mentioned: “Many of the empty yellow cases are due to cuts in road safety grants and the fact that digital cameras, although more effective, are very expensive.”

He added: “It has long been the case that cameras were moved between sites, depending on need.

“When it comes to the chances of being caught on camera, it is a postcode lottery.

“All cameras in City of London and Suffolk are working whereas only five percent are active in Staffordshire.

“However, drivers ought to do not forget that lack of a yellow fixed digicam doesn’t suggest they’re immune from cell hidden cameras.

“Best recommendation is stick with the boundaries reasonably than playing on the yellow containers.”

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