Speed camera van myths debunked as we head out with…

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Speed camera van myths debunked as we head out with…

Speed camera van myths debunked as we head out with the Safer Roads Humber team
2022-11-06 05:00:00
Love them or hate them, speed camera vans are a crucial part of keeping roads safe and Safer Roads Humber is ready to expel any conspiracies once and for all. Some common questions are how fast you can drive before being slapped with a penalty and from how far away a camera could catch you. Sceptics have also called into question the money-making side of speed vans- do they have a quota and where does the fine money go? Chris and Ian from the Safer Roads Humber team were happy to delve into any question with complete transparency while parked up on a road in Beverley. Ultimately, their goal is to reduce the number of collisions that have resulted in 41 regional deaths last year alone. Read more:Anger at the ‘unacceptable’ state of Hull Paragon Station Myth: Speed vans measure the speed of every car that passes Chris laughed: “No. The speed guns are used manually and I will only check the speed of a car that I suspect is going too fast. I would say most of the time cars driving past aren’t checked.” Myth: You can get a fine for going 31mph in a 30mph zone. Chris and Ian confirmed that anyone telling you that they got a fine for this is lying. The threshold for action to be taken is 10% of the speed limit plus 2mph. This means you will not be fined unless you are doing 35mph in a 30mph zone or similarly, 79mph on the motorway. However Chris added that speed limits are in place for a reason. Hitting someone at even a slightly higher speed could greatly increase the chance of fatality. Myth: Speed vans purposely park on roads where they know they will make money. The team explained that the speed vans only go to sites that have had deaths or serious injuries due to collisions. They are carefully chosen to be the most effective in reducing collisions on high-risk roads and money-making has no impact on where is chosen. Myth: Shareholders are getting rich from speeding fines and driving education course fees. Ian was happy to share exactly where the money goes, “and it’s not towards our Christmas parties”, he said. Education course fees are completely ringfenced

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