'˜It's simple. Don't speed, no fine' - Readers' views after 1,100 motorists caught on average speed cameras
More than 1,100 motorists have been caught speeding by average speed cameras on the A583 Preston New Road.
The cameras, which record drivers’ speed from the Wrea Green roundabout, through the Kirkham bypass to Clifton, went live in early March.
From that time until November 7, a period of just over eight months, some 1,163 motorists were found to be driving at more than 50mph.
Lancashire Police said it was unable to say how much cash was made, but if each driver accepted their fixed penalty notice of Â£100, fines would have topped Â£115,000.
Each would have faced three points on their driving licence too.
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I love articles like this. The cameras were introduced to help reduce accidents on the road but instead all they talk about is how much money has been made off of it !! Has it reduced the number of accidents or is this just another money-making thing?Nicola Wilson
Speed limiter or cruise control used all the time help me not being a statisticJulie Paton
It’s only making money through ignorance and poor driving.Simon Howarth
Don’t speed simple !Linda Gibbings
How does taking money from people prevent accidents?Jason Davies
I wonder how many accidents there were on this stretch, with so many people speeding?Sarah Graber
Shows the cameras are working, anecdotal but I’d expect far more than this would drive over 50.Al East
And the roads are a disgrace - potholes everywhereSusan Pennington
Sorry but it’s simple isn’t it..? Don’t break the speed limit and you won’t get fined and points on your licence.. Especially when it’s blindingly obvious you’re in an area monitored by average speed cameras..!!Phil Waring
Speed cameras raking in a large amounts of money are quite obviously ineffective.Martyn Morris
So the goverment can put on the streets speeding cameras but no CCTV on the streets where there are crimesJane Donald
It’s nothing to be proud of lol. Speed cameras is another money-making scam. Not every single person is going to be perfectly on speed limmit even my nan is couple mph overMike Mitch Mikey
Get yourself a GPS satnav and drive at 54mph on that and not your speedo you won’t get a ticket.Marc Thomas
Speeding and poor driving kills as too many families are unfortunate to have to live withJacqui Pollock