Which cam­eras have snapped the most?

We look at the most and least pro­lific safety cam­eras in the county

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.”

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