County’s speed cameras trap thousands

MORE than 42,000 drivers were caught breaking the speed limit by cameras in Cambridgeshire last year.

Police have released a breakdown of how many times each of the county’s 37 fixed cameras was set off during 2011, with thousands of motorists trapped.

According to the figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, the most activated camera in the county was on Victoria Road in Cambridge, going off on 2,813 occasions in a year, almost eight times per day.

The least active camera was located on the A603 in Barton, South Cambridgeshire, going off just three times last year.

In total, Cambridgeshire’s speed cameras were set off 42,755 times, according to figures in response to a Freedom of Information request.

Mobile speed cameras across the county were set off more than 27,000 times.

The number of camera actuations resulting in prosecutions is not known.