Half of speed cameras right now are switched off!
Does your local police force have working cameras?
UK Police forces have released figures stating that of the 2,838 speed cameras, in the UK only 1,486 are active.
All 45 police forces were sent freedom of information requests and 36 responded with information about their speed cameras. There are four police forces that don’t have their cameras on at all, these forces are Northampton, Durham, Cleveland, and North Yorkshire. Northampton added that they kept their camera housings installed to deter drivers from speeding.
Other police forces, such as Staffordshire that said out of their 272 cameras only 14 were switched on. The Metropolitan and city of London police stated that all of their cameras are working, as did Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, and Northern Ireland.
Be warned though, the police do often rotate their active cameras, so a camera that isn’t active today may well be active in the not so distant future. We do advise to remain safe, obey the law, and drive within the speed limit, this will also come with the added bonus of not receiving a speeding fine.
The newly released figures don’t take mobile guns into account, so there are always more speed cameras than the 2,838 reported within the UK.