The top ten included speed cameras on the A51 Lichfield Road in Weston, the A34 Newcastle Road in Talke and the A34 Newcastle Road in Trent Vale. All caught over 1,000 motorists in twelve months.
The worst camera for consistently picking up motorists was on the A53 King Street, in Newcastle with figures showing the single detector flashed 1,438 people in just one year, raising at least £86,280.
Other hotspots included the A51 Lichfield Road, the A50 Kidsgrove Bank in Kidsgrove, the A520 in Cellerhead and the A53 Newcastle Road in Leek, with all of them catching over 600 speeders.
The top fifty most prolific cameras in the country flashed 18,651 motorists and accounted for the vast majority of the £1.1 million in penalties issued in 2011.
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) responded to the high volume of drivers being caught by such a small number of cameras suggesting, “The positioning of speed cameras is based on the number of causalities in a particular area, not the number of speeding drivers. Cameras are in place for a reason, but they should only be used where they are really needed”.
However the figures have emerged as The Sentinel revealed how talks will be held over how cameras can continue to operate despite reduced funding, and could result in fines and awareness courses fees rising.
Speeding motorists could now face fines of more than £100 to take courses and avoid penalty points in a bid to raise the extra cash.
Money raised from the £60 fines issued by speed cameras goes straight to the Government, but surpluses generated by speed awareness courses are kept locally.
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