Is this Britain's most lucrative speed camera? Trap to net £1.3m a year (on road with just ONE serious injury in 10 years)



07/07/2010 A community is furious after it emerged a new speed camera put up on a road where there has been just one serious injury since 1999 is to net £1.3million a year.

The controversial camera - one of the most lucrative in Britain - has caught an average of 1,843 motorists a month.
With each driver fined £60, that equates to a staggering £1,327,140 a year.

The camera was initially erected at a set of lights at a 30mph stretch of a dual carriageway in Poole, Dorset, to catch motorists jumping red lights.

The controversial camera in Poole, Dorset, is one of the most lucrative in Britain and has caught an average of 1,843 motorists a month.

But in November last year it became the first in the country to be converted to catch drivers going too fast through green lights.

This was done despite official figures showing there has been no fatalities there in at least 11 years and just one serious injury in that time.

Motoring groups feared it was a move to ’milk the motorist’ as the speed limit is said to be too low for a dual carriageway.


 
 
Bron:  Daily Mail
 
  Melder: P.A. Beeftink, Ottawa
 



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