Speed Cameras (Southend)

Home Department written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much revenue has been raised in fines imposed as a result of speed cameras in Southend since 1997.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The available information on the number of court fines and fixed penalties issued within the police force area of Essex for the offence of 'speeding detected by camera' for 1997–01 is shown in the table. It is not possible from the data collected centrally to identify Southend.

Information for 2002 will be available in the Spring.

Fixed penalty and court proceedings data for speeding offences detected by cameras(44) , (45) in the Essex police force area, 1997–01
Fixed penalties Court proceedings
Offenceand year Number of tickets(46) Estimated revenue(47) (£) Number of fines Total amount of fine (£) Average fine(48) (£)
Speeding offences
1997 18,800 753,700 880 93,900 107
1998 8,700 346,600 1,700 227,400 134
1999 19,800 791,400 2,100 357,400 169
2000 46,300 2,007,200 2,800 317,800 115
2001 81,900 4,911,100 6,500 651,200 101

(44) Automatic cameras until 1998, all camera types from 1999.

(45) Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and The Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.

(46) Paid i.e. no further action.

(47) Estimate based on £40 fixed penalty charge to October 2000. From November 2000 the penalty was raised to £60.

(48) Includes cases where fixed penalty notices were originally issued but not paid and subsequently referred to court.

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