Did you know that there are at least 13 different types of safety or speed cameras that are in use on the roads of the UK? Here’s a few of them to watch out for.
Remember, speed limits are enforced for a reason so stay safe!
GATSO speed cameras have been on Britain's roads since the early nineties. These rear facing fixed safety cameras photo the vehicle on the near side of the road capturing the vehicle along with its number plate.
TRUVELO speed cameras are a forward facing camera. Being forward facing means when triggered it takes a photo of the front of the vehicle including the driver, so there is no dispute as to who was driving.
SPECS speed camera usage is on the increase, as unlike other fixed point speed cameras, SPECS systems take an average speed of your vehicle over a set distance, sometimes over several miles. These are common in roadworks and are being used at more and more locations.
VECTOR speed camera uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition and is used for multiple uses. These include bus lane enforcement, level crossing, toll roads and speeding offences.
The minimum penalty for being caught speeding on the UK's roads increased in July 2013 from £60 to £100 fine. A minimum of 3 penalty points will also be added to your licence.