Britain’s top ten speeding hotspots for drivers to be caught on camera have been revealed.
Top place went to a camera on the A40 in North West London.
More than 49,000 speeding drivers were nabbed in a year – twice as many as any other camera in Britain.
Over a 12-month period, 1.74 million UK drivers were snapped speeding.
The fines generated a revenue of £45.7 million, according to figures obtained by Confused.com under a Freedom of Information request to the country’s police forces.
Information showed that of the 1.74 million motorists caught, only 457,232 paid a £100 fine and received three penalty points on their licence.
Meanwhile, 698,115 drivers opted to take a speed awareness course.
The course costs about £100 but obviates the penalty points.
More than half of drivers caught speeding admitted they been caught previously.
Edmund King, AA President, said:
“Some eight out of ten drivers accept the use of speed cameras.
“There has been a twenty per cent in traffic police over the last decade.
“Hence, it is inevitable that some police forces are dependent on the use of cameras.
“With five people per day killed on our roads it is crucial that excessive speeding is controlled.
“So, whilst camera and speed awareness courses have a role to play, we still need ‘cops in cars’ to target the drink and drug drivers and other forms of careless and dangerous driving.
“We believe cameras are most effective when visible and targeted at crash hotspots rather than placed in places that might generate more tickets such as a motorway slip road.”
The ten speeding camera hotspots are:
A40 between Long Drive and Welland Gardens, London
- 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