The Speed Camera that made £1.5 Million in Six Months…36 Comments
A Freedom of Information request by a Motorist fined by a Speed Camera on London’s North Circular has uncovered that the camera made £1.5 million in fines in just six-months!
Terry Payne made the Freedom of Information request after being fined by the camera last year.
It revealed that since it went live in April 2016, it generated over 15,000 fines at £100 each before October.
Mr Payne said: “That single camera is making millions!”
His Freedom of Information request also revealed that the camera averaged 154 fines per day in the busiest month of May.
He believes that so many Motorists were caught because they were unaware that they are driving in a 30mph zone on the road, which typically has a 40 or 50mph speed limit.
“I think the general point is that people are simply unaware that they are driving in a 30mph zone.”
“The results of the request suggest that there is something wrong with the signing along that stretch of road for so many people to be caught and fined.”
Transport for London said in a statement: “The limit on the A406 Gunnersbury Avenue has been reduced to 30mph from 40mph to ensure the safety of all road users and contractors working onsite to upgrade Power Road Bridge.”
We’re not sure whether this is London’s highest earning Speed Camera or not, but surely it must be up there…
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