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Lincoln speed cameras catch 40k people

Over 40,000 speeding offences were captured by speed cameras in Lincoln in the past four years, with the top recorded speed clocking in at 64 mph over the limit.

Data taken from the 53 camera sites between the LN1 and LN6 areas shows that, between January 1 2010 and January 1 2014, cameras recorded 40,060 speeding offences.

The results, obtained by The Lincolnite through a Freedom of Information request, also highlighted the highest recorded speeds in the postcode area.

The highest speed recorded was on the B1192 Lanrick Road near Coningsby, when a motorist was caught by a speed camera travelling at 94mph in a 30mph zone.

Also included in the list of the most excessive speeding offences was a motorist travelling at 65mph along Long Leys Road in Lincoln, more than double the 30mph limit.

One Lincoln driver was also caught doing 61 mph along Bunkers Hill in Lincoln, 31mph over the speed limit.

If a person admits speeding, a Fixed Penalty Notice is the minimum penalty, with a fine of £60-£80 and three points on their license.

Assuming all offences recorded in Lincoln in the last four years incurred the minimum £60 penalty, the cameras would have made some £2,403,600 in revenue.

Prosecutions in court for speeding have motorists facing a fine of up to £1,000 (£2,500 if they were speeding on the motorway).