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Humberside Police disclose speed camera threshold for drivers in Hull
According to the latest government data, 74 per cent of motoring offences are speeding crimes. So it's no wonder 6,000 people in the UK ask “what is the speed camera threshold” in their area. Depending on where you look, you could find several answers but after a Freedom of Information request was sent to all 43 UK police constabularies, asking for the speed camera activation threshold for devices under their authority, we finally have the answer. The FOI was sent by Riverdale Leasing who noticed questions regarding speed camera thresholds was one of the most queried among road users. Click here for more traffic and travel news Out of the 21 responses it received, 57% of police forces advised the threshold for speed cameras is 10% plus 2 mph. The same rule was applied by Humberside Police. This means that if you are driving in a 30 mph zone, you would activate a speed camera if you were driving 35 mph or more. Or, if you were speeding in a 40 mph zone, you would meet the threshold at 46 mph. Other authorities explained that officers use their discretion, or that the information couldn’t be disclosed to the public. Here are the complete results from Riverdale Leasing's research. Police Constabulary Speed Camera Activation Threshold Avon & Somerset 10% + 2 mph City of London 10% + 2 mph Cumbria 10% + 2 mph Derbyshire 10% + 2 mph Devon & Cornwall 10% + 2 mph Durham 10% + 2 mph Gloucestershire 10% + 2 mph Humberside 10% + 2 mph Kent 10% + 2 mph North Yorkshire 10% + 2 mph Essex 10% + 2 mph to 9 mph Lancashire 10% + 3 mph up to 9 mph Bedfordshire Declined to disclose information Hampshire Declined to disclose information Hertfordshire Declined to disclose information Leicestershire Declined to disclose information Northamptonshire Declined to disclose information Northumbria Declined to disclose information West Midlands Declined to disclose information Wiltshire The devices aren’t set at any particular speed. Officers use their own discretion when setting the threshold. Lincolnshire + 2 mph up to 66mph and + 3% for all speeds higher than 66mph More than half of UK drivers are breaking the speed limit at any given time The government research also reveals that over half of British drivers (55%) speed at any given time, on average. Drivers are most likely to break the law in 20 mph zones, with a huge nine in 10 drivers found speeding on these roads. This may be because 20 mph roads are often quieter, or drivers haven’t realised that the lower limit is in effect. However, the 20 mph limit is usually in place for school zones where children are crossing, making it extremely dangerous if you choose to speed. Roads with a 30 mph limit also have more speeders than not; the government statistics show that 3 in 5 drivers (62%) break the limit in these zones. 1 in 5 drivers break the ‘two-second rule’ The research found that 1 in 5 (19%) cars travel with less than two seconds between them and the vehicle in front, which is against the DVLA’s advice. Sunday is the most popular day for speeding It appears that many illegal drivers try to take advantage of quieter roads and rack up more speeding points and fines at the weekend. Government research reveals that Sunday is the most popular day for speeding, with an average of 56% of car drivers exceeding the limit on any given road. Top five most-asked speeding questions answered Google search data has revealed the most-asked speeding questions, with answers from Riverdale Leasing's resident motoring expert Bud Johnston, Group Marketing Director at Rivervale. 1. How many points do I get for speeding? “If you’re caught speeding, you’ll receive three points on your driving licence, at the very least. This can go up to six points, depending on the severity of the offence. The only way to avoid receiving points is if you’re offered a speed awareness course.” 2. How much is a speeding fine? “A speeding fine will set you back a minimum of £100, although this can go up to £2,500 if you take the matter to court and are found guilty.” 3. How much is a speeding fine for doing 40 in a 30? “You’ll receive at least a £100 fine for doing 40 in a 30 mph zone, however, it could be more depending on the police authority. It can be down to their discretion.” 4. How long does it take to get a speeding ticket? “A speeding ticket, which includes a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and a Section 172 notice, will normally be sent to you within 14 days of the speeding offence. You need to respond within 28 days by returning the Section 172 notice to confirm who was driving.” 5. How long do speeding points last? “Speeding points stay on your licence for four years.” To find out more, follow the link here. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here.