Which cameras have snapped the most?
We look at the most and least prolific safety cameras in the county
We obtained data from Thames Valley Police through a Freedom of Information request and used it to calculate which of Buckinghamshire’s speed camera sites has snapped the most people in its lifetime.
Speed Cameras were first used by Thames Valley Police in 1992 and the oldest fixed cameras in Bucks date back to 1994.
No new fixed cameras have been installed since 2002, but there are other camera types including average speed cameras and mobile cameras.
In 16 years, cameras on Amersham Road, Little Chalfont have captured 2,942 motorists who were above the 30mph speed limit.
There is one fixed camera on the road shortly after entering Little Chalfont from the direction of Chroleywood.
There is also often a mobile camera further up the road, where the speed limit drops from 50mph to 30mph.
In almost 20 years the 30mph fixed camera at Weedon Road, Aylesbury, outside Qarrenden School has caught just 37 speeding motor- ists. A Thames said:
“These cameras provide spokesman for Valley Police protection for drivers, other road users and pedestrians, and reassurance for communities. Ultimately, they aim to reduce road casualties.
“Speeding is a serious issue that affects people’s quality of life and more importantly their safety. It is a significant factor in many fatal or serious injury collisions across the Thames Valley.
“We continue to focus our activity where there are casualty concerns.”