Speed camera that catches most drivers in Britain revealed… how does one in your area compare? | The Sun

THE speed camera that catches the most drivers in Britain has been revealed – check out how your area compares.

The camera, which sits in North West London, has been named alongside the top nine others that snap the most zooming motorists.

It is set up on the A40, near Welland Gardens, and busted a whopping 49,000 speeding drivers over a 12 months.

That figure is more than double the number any other camera caught over that period, and far greater than any had caught in previous years.

Other cameras that caught the most speeding drivers were in Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham, Brighton, and Surrey.

Some sat along busy motorways, like the M4, M5 and M6, and several trunk roads had highly active cameras, too.

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Junction 19 on the M4 also appeared on the busiest list in 2018.

The year prior the it was named the most prolific speed camera in the country, catching out over 40,000 motorists in under three years.

The new data found during the 12-month period, between 2021-2022, 1.74million speeding drivers were caught by cameras, The Telegraph reported.

Confused.com, which obtained the figures through a Freedom of Information request to police, also found UK drivers are paying £45.7m in speeding fines per year.

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Of the 1.74m that were caught only 457,232 drivers were forced to pay a £100 fine and receive three penalty points on their licence.

That's because 698,115 drivers opted to take speed awareness courses instead, which typically costs around £100 and do not involve penalty points.

Further research by Confused.com showed almost half of drivers admitted to getting a speeding fine in the past.

Nearly a quarter – 24 per cent – of those caught speeding faced a fine, with the average speeding penalty totalling £181.70.

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Nearly a third of those caught claimed they did not realise they were over the speed limit, while over a fifth said they knowingly broke the speed limit because the road was clear.

One in six offenders – 17 per cent – said they were speeding to reach their destination more quickly.

The busiest speed camera sites in 2021-22

A40 between Long Dr and Wellands Gdns E/B

  • 49,050 intended prosecutions
  • Metropolitan Police

M25 Junction 7-16, Surrey

  • 23,134 intended prosecutions
  • Surrey Constabulary

M4 Junction 20-19, Bristol

  • 18,317 intended prosecutions
  • Avon & Somerset Police

A5460 Narborough Road, Leicester, Jnc with Fullhurst Avenue

  • 16,634 intended prosecutions
  • Leicestershire Constabulary

M6 Junction 1-4 (Northbound and Southbound)

  • 15,410 intended prosecutions
  • Warwickshire Police

Garston Way/Dock Road, Liverpool

  • 15,295 intended prosecutions
  • Merseyside Police

M5 Junction 4a-6, Birmingham

  • 15,062 intended prosecutions
  • West Mercia Police

A282 Dartford Tunnel Approach Road

  • 14,423 intended prosecutions
  • Kent Police

Lewes Road, Brighton, Jnc with Coldean Lane

  • 14,172 intended prosecutions
  • Sussex Police

M6 Junction 7 & 8 N/B, Birmingham

  • 12,762 intended prosecutions
  • West Midlands Police

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