Motorists face a postcode lottery when it comes to being caught for speeding, according to a new study.
London was identified as the worst area, with twice as many camera locations as the next most policed county. The study, commissioned by Roadpilot, found that Greater London has 16 per cent of the UK’s roadside speed cameras – more than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined.
The West Midlands, including Birmingham, has the second-highest proportion of the country’s speed cameras with 7.4 per cent of the total, followed by West Yorkshire with 6.7 per cent, Lancashire with 5.7 per cent and Staffordshire with five per cent.
James Flynn, CEO of RoadPilot, said, “It is perhaps to be expected that London, as the UK’s largest city, would have the highest concentration of speed cameras, but the extent of the differences in number of speed cameras around the UK is very surprising.”
Data from 2009 showed that the 14,856 fixed speed cameras and mobile speed gun sites at the time were not distributed evenly across England and Wales. There were 844 in Lancashire, compared with just 29 in neighbouring North Yorkshire.