Only half of fixed cameras actively catching speeding drivers, figures show

James Baggott
Stock picture of a Gatso speed camera in Cambridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday  November 16. 2014.  Photo credit should read Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Stock picture of a Gatso speed camera in Cambridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday November 16. 2014. Photo credit should read Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Only about half of fixed speed cameras in the UK are actually switched on and catching offenders, figures obtained by the Press Association indicate.

Data released by 36 of the 45 police forces in the UK found that four have no fixed speed cameras at all and 13 have fewer than half actively catching speeding drivers.