I had a client recently who was charged with speeding at 49 mph in a 30 limit.
He was surprised to be charged because he has a clean licence and is normally a careful driver. He said that he though the speed limit was actually 50.
We looked into the matter and found the camera involved. It was on the A435 Alcester Road Studley. The police website showed that out of 23104 camera enforcements (either speed awareness course, fixed penalty or court summons) in the Warwickshire area in 2010 6796 of them related to this camera! The next highest figure was just over 2000 for the camera on the other side of the road!!
Meaning that over a third of all drivers caught speeding in Warwickshire were caught on that road. At a minimum of £60 a time that road earned the police over £500,000 a year! Not bad business eh?
Seems he wasn’t the only one confused by the speed, in fact as I sat in court listening to other cases 3 others were dealt with on that road. At least 1 other claimed he wasn’t aware of the speed limit……. you would think he would have known better. He was a local police officer!!!Tags: speed cameras