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M25 speed cameras hit drivers with £14M fines in just two years

SPEED cameras on the M25 have slain drivers with a £14million bill in just two years.

Gatsos photographed 142,979 speeding drivers who were sent letters in 2019 and last year.

Speed ​​cameras on the M25 have billed drivers £14million in just two years

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Speed ​​cameras on the M25 have billed drivers £14million in just two yearsPhoto credit: Camera Press

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Offenders had a choice of taking a speed awareness course – which normally cost £100 – or points plus a £100 fine.

A small number have had to appear in court for well exceeding the speed limit – up to 40 or 50 mph on some routes – or for being repeat offenders.

The data comes from the four police forces of Kent, Essex, Surrey and Hertfordshire controlling cameras on the London Ring Road.

The worst sections for speeding were the anti-clockwise approach to the Dartford tunnel and the clockwise approach to the QE2 bridge.

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Almost 50,000 riders were caught there – that’s a third of the total.

The numbers rose in 2020 as the lockdown made roads less congested.

Hugh Bladon of the Alliance of British Drivers said: “Clearly the speed limit should be higher and 80mph would be much more reasonable.”

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