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10,000 caught speeding on one stretch of A12

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New figures suggest more than 10,000 drivers were caught speeding through the average speed cameras on the Suffolk/Essex border during 2017.

The East Anglian Daily Times reports data from Suffolk Police which says that by the end of November 5,783 cars had been caught speeding towards Colchester and London while another 4,185 were caught speeding towards Ipswich and that it “seems certain” that once December’s speeders are added, the total will top 10,000.

The average speed cameras have been operating on the A12 since the summer of 2015.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore told the newspaper he was shocked by the figures – especially for the A12 where there had been no change in the speed limit, “I find it staggering that despite all the dangers along that stretch of road we are still catching more than 10,000 drivers a year who are prepared to put the lives of others and themselves at risk by driving so fast.

“I really don’t know what more can be done to get through to these people except repeating that you will be caught and punished.”


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