Speed Cameras generate £23 million of fines in Scotland
Speed cameras in Scotland have netted almost £23 million pounds in fixed penalty fines over the last ten years.
The number of people captured and fined by speed cameras has crested a wave rising from 73,000 to almost 200,000 per annum, before receding back to just under 80,000 per annum over the same period. The dramatic variation in captures peaked in 2005.
Across the entire last ten year period the percentage of fines issued and paid never varied beyond 88-89%.
With fixed fees starting at £30 per capture, this represents a minimum revenue stream of £4,314 025 in the single largest year for captures, 2004/2005.
The figures are revealed in an Scottish Government publication listing “safety camera” statistics.
It shows a year on year increase in the issue of fixed penalties, which then declines to the last recorded level of 62,832 last year.
“Several factors may have contributed to this proportional change, including improvements to working practices and the allocation of police resources to track down offenders who seek to evade detection,” the report says.
“The number of camera sites being enforced will also influence the number of NIP issued each year.”
The sum collected from fixed penalties amounts to £22,733 207 over the last ten years.