53% of speed cameras do not work
Posted by Susannah Mayers
More than half of all the fixed speed cameras in England and Wales do not work at any one time, a study has revealed.
Research conducted by Which? looked at speed camera use by each of the 43 police authorities in the two countries.
It found that all of Sussex's 60 fixed speed cameras are operational, while only ten per cent of Lancashire's 287 are in use at any one time.
The study also revealed that Cleveland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Wiltshire have no fixed speed cameras at all.
This shows that a motorist's chance of being caught speeding depends on where in the UK they live, Which? said.
Back in September, research by road safety charity Brake found that 92 per cent of motorists want the 20 mph speed limit to be enforced around all schools in the UK.
Some 60 per cent said that they also want this to be the limit in residential areas.