The most prolific speed cameras in the last year REVEALED: A40 cameras in London snared most drivers as 1.74m were caught speeding across the UK

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  • According to police data, we are revealing the top 10 road sections where the most speeders were caught in fiscal year 2021/22.
  • A report by Confused.com says £45.7m in fines were paid out over 12 months.
  • A total of 457,232 out of 1.74 million drivers were forced to receive fines and demerit points.
  • Around 698,115 caught motorists opted to take the speed awareness course, which typically costs around £100 but does not mean any extra points on the licence.

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More than 1.74 million drivers were caught by speed cameras on major routes last year, with one on the A40 in northwest London recording almost 50,000 speeding over the speed limit, according to a new study.

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Motorists caught on roadside cameras were forced to fork out £45.7m in fines in the 2021/22 financial year, according to Confused.com.

Roughly 30 years after the first Gatso appeared on British roads, an investigation has revealed which cameras are currently most effective at catching drivers who are driving faster than the legal speed limit.

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Data from the police shows that these are the sections of road where cameras recorded the highest number of speeding drivers in fiscal year 2021/22.

The comparison website sent out a freedom of information request to all 46 police divisions regarding the number of alleged speeding prosecutions caught on cameras in their areas.

Some 36 law enforcement agencies responded with numbers, meaning that 1.74 million offenses don’t give a full picture of how many drivers are caught by speed cameras each year.

The data presented shows that some areas are more prolific than others.

According to the figures provided, cameras on the busy 40 mph stretch of the A40 in NW London between Long Drive and Welland Gardens are the most productive.

These speed cameras bound for the capital caught 49,050 speeding drivers in the last fiscal year alone, according to the Met Police.

This figure is more than double the number taken by any other camera in the 12-month period under review.

According to an investigation by Confused.com, medium speed cameras on the London-bound A40 are said to have been most effective at catching motorists over the limit in the previous financial year.

According to an investigation by Confused.com, medium speed cameras on the London-bound A40 are said to have been most effective at catching motorists over the limit in the previous financial year.

Cameras on the M25 in Surrey and the M4 near Bristol follow more than 41,000 speed violations combined, with the respective police forces revealing each upon request by the FOI.

10 sections of the road where drivers are most often caught for speeding

one. A40 between Long Drive and Wellands Gardens E/B: 49,050 alleged prosecutions by the Metropolitan Police

2. Interchange 7-16 M25, Surrey: 23,134 alleged harassment by Surrey police

3. Interchange M4 20-19, Bristol: 18,317 alleged prosecutions by Avon and Somerset Police

4. A5460 Narborough Road, Leicester, Jnc from Fullhurst Avenue: 16,634 alleged harassment by Leicestershire Police

5. Interchange M6 1-4 (northbound and southbound): 15,410 alleged prosecutions by Warwickshire Police

6. Garston Way/Dock Road, Liverpool: 15,295 alleged prosecutions by Merseyside police

7. Interchange M5 4a-6, Birmingham: 15,062 alleged harassment by West Mercian police

8. Access road to Dartford Tunnel A282: 14,423 alleged harassment by Kent police

9. Lewis Road, Brighton, Jnc from Coldin Lane: 14,172 Sussex police alleged harassment

10. Interchange M6 7 and 8 N/B, Birmingham: 12,762 alleged West Midlands police harassment

Source: Confused.com FOI inquiry to the UK police on the number of offenses using speed cameras in the 2021/22 financial year. 36 out of 46 British forces responded with data

The A5460 at Leicester and the M6 ​​near Coventry round out the top five roads where motorists are most likely to be caught by speed cameras.

Despite so many drivers being captured by roadside cameras, figures provided by police show that only 457,232 people were forced to pay a £100 fine and three demerit points on their licence.

Instead of a fine of 698, 115 drivers opted to take a speed awareness course, which typically costs around £100 to enroll, but participants avoid having points added to their license, which would likely increase their insurance premiums.

Thousands more cases will go to trial.

According to a study by Confused, there are currently over 1,300 operational speed cameras on our roads.

A further study of the comparison site, which included a survey of 2,000 drivers, found that nearly half (44 percent) had received at least one speeding ticket in the past.

Nearly a quarter (24%) of those arrested for speeding were fined, with an average speeding ticket amounting to £181.70.

Embarrassed said the rising cost of living should be another incentive for motorists to slow down, with fines and demerit points being a double whammy on finances.

While a recent analysis suggests that going from zero to three demerit points on a driver’s license has little effect on car insurance premiums, going from three to six would result in much more expensive coverage.

This is probably why nearly a fifth (18%) of the drivers surveyed for the study say they would rather take a speed awareness course than receive a fine and three points.

Commenting on the report, Confused auto insurance expert Alex Kindred said: “A worrying amount of drivers are being caught on the roads for speeding, be it Gatso cameras or other speed cameras.

“If you are facing a speeding ticket, chances are it will be calculated based on your salary and could be more than you first think.”

Instead of accepting a fine and three points, 698,115 of the 1.74 million drivers caught speeding in 2021/22 opted to take a speed awareness course, according to police.

Instead of accepting a fine and three points, 698,115 of the 1.74 million drivers caught speeding in 2021/22 opted to take a speed awareness course, according to police.

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