Speedy drivers pay £5m
Speed cameras across Scotland raked in more than £5 million last year, the highest figure since 2014.
The devices across the country – which issue motorists who break the speed limit with automatic fines – resulted in £5,095,100 being paid to courts.
Fines of £ 112,600 were paid by speeding drivers in 2016/ 17 in the North Strathclyde Sheriffdom, which includes Paisley.
In 2014/15, cameras across the area raked in £ 104,400 and in 2015/16 the figure was £99,000.
Across Scotland there are more than 200 fixed speed cameras.
Today’s statistics show they bring in £14,000 a day nationally.
The Scottish Conservatives said while speed cameras had a role to play in improving safety, it was important they weren’t merely seen as cash cows.
Scottish Conservative t ransport spokesman Liam Kerr said: “Motorists completely accept speed cameras have a place on Scotland’s roads to ensure safe driving.
“But there is a widespread suspicion that these are set up not to reduce speed, but to generate money from those edging over the various speed limits they police.”