Government invest in ‘stealth’ speed cameras.
The government will spend more on new speed cameras for Britain’s motorway network.
November 15, 2014
The Mail Online reports the government will spend more on new speed cameras for Britain’s motorway network.
The cameras, which are painted grey, making them much harder to spot, have caught nearly 700 drivers in two months on the M25 in Kent.
Now, the same technology looks set to be introduced on a northern section of the M25 and parts of the M1, M3, M60 and M6. The Highways Agency have confirmed an agreement to install and maintain the equipment at these new locations.
The Hadecs3 cameras enforce variable speed limits on motorways when they are congested – and people breaking the 70 mph limit the rest of the time. Unlike conventional devices, these digital cameras can scan four lanes at a time.
The Association of Chief Police Officers recommends drivers are not charged unless they exceed 79mph in a 70mph limit zone.
In 2012-13 the Government collected £284million in speeding fines.