Britain’s most lucrative speed cameras revealed

Published: 10 May 2017

► UK’s most profitable speed cameras
► Fixed camera on A1 raised £606,400
► That’s more than 6000 speeders a year

A new report has identified Britain’s most lucrative speed cameras - and the highest earners are raising more than half a million pounds a year.

The findings are a reminder that speed cameras are an important revenue raiser, as well as a tool to fight dangerous driving.

Britain's worst speeding offences

So where are the most profitable speed cameras in Britain?

The survey by Carole Nash Insurance found that one camera on the A1 in Lincolnshire (picture below courtesy of Geograph) caught more than 6000 speeders in a year, raising an average of £1661 a day.

The speed camera at Great Ponton on the A1

The five cameras that raised the most revenue were:

1) A1 northbound at Great Ponton, Lincolnshire  £606,400
2) M180 west of River Trent, Scunthorpe  £583,500
3) M25 London J17-18, Rickmansworth  £538,500
4) M25 London between J5 and Clacket Lane Services  £373,300
5) A12 southbound at Stratford St Mary  £305,400

The insurance broker submitted freedom of information requests to the UK’s biggest police forces. 

The figures relate to speeding tickets issued by fixed camera locations in 2015 and were calculated by using the average speeding fine of £100, according to Carole Nash.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet