Speed camera near Alcester is sixth busiest in Britain

Speed camera near Alcester is sixth busiest in Britain

Speed camera near Alcester is sixth busiest in Britain

First published in News

A SPEED camera on Alcester Road near Studley has been revealed as the sixth busiest for speeding offences in Britain following a recent study.

The device on the A435, positioned north west towards Redditch, recorded 6,414 offences in 2013.

The figures were provided through a Freedom of Information request made by insurance company Liverpool Victoria LV=.

Warwickshire Police's camera enforcement unit manager Gary Hollis said: “There are still quite a few people speeding though the village, you just have to look at the speed offences committed in Studley.

“In the past few months Warwickshire County Council has reviewed the junction [in Studley] and they have extended it a little bit further.

“We hope people will take more notice that they are approaching the 30 limit."

Speeding drivers may be asked to attend a national speed awareness course, part of the National Driver Offender Scheme, which aims to educate drivers caught travelling no more than 10 per cent or nine miles over the speed limit.

Drivers can instead pay the £100 fine and receive three points on their licence or appear at the magistrates' court.

County councillor Mike Gittus, who is also an Alcester town councillor, said: “There is a high volume of motor vehicles and Alcester does have a high number of road traffic accidents."

Cllr Gittus is currently running a campaign for 20 mph enforceable speed limit in Alcester high street to limit accidents.

He added: “90 per cent will comply and I know that will reduce the number of road traffic accidents.

“Reduction of speed will reduce the number of people killed or injured.

“It’s about making people feel safer, comfortable and therefore improve their shopping experience.”

John O’Roarke, managing director of LV= car insurance, said: “It can be easy for motorists to become complacent when they get behind the wheel, especially when they drive on the same roads day in and day out.

“However, it’s important that drivers always concentrate on the road so they can spot any new road signs, changes in speed limits, and are aware of what other motorists are doing.”

Britain’s busiest speed camera is on the M60, Junction 25, in Greater Manchester with 9,326 offences and an estimated £189,140.00 of revenue generated.

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