Filton speed camera is most active in residential areas

June 05 2019
Filton speed camera is most active in residential areas

Police have revealed the whereabouts of the most active speed cameras in the Bristol region in the past year - with one in Filton issuing the most notices and fines in South Glos other than those on motorways.

by Amanda Cameron
BBC Local Democracy Reporter
Police have revealed the whereabouts of the most active speed cameras in the Bristol region in the past year - with one in Filton issuing the most notices and fines in South Glos other than those on motorways.
The camera on the A38 at Gaynor Avenue, near the Tesco Express, led to 1,941 notices issued in 2018/19 and 471 fines.
Notices can lead to the driver either attending a speed awareness course or electing to challenge in court.
More than 550, mostly mobile, speed cameras operate across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.
And some of them are prolific, detecting thousands of speeding offences every year.
The data describing which cameras detected the most speeding offences in 2018/19 was provided by Avon and Somerset Police in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Not all offences are dealt with by way of a fine.
In Bristol a speed camera on the M32 was the most active in the region for the second year running.
In South Gloucestershire a speed camera on the M4 between the exits for Bristol and Almondsbury was the most active in South Gloucestershire last year, resulting in more than 12,300 tickets.
Nearly 4,000 speeding fines were issued by the camera on the carriageway eastbound at J20-19.
It has detected more speeding offences than any other camera in South Gloucestershire for three out of the last four years.

 

Location  Notices issued Fixed penalties
South Glos
M4, J20-19 Eastbound 12,347  3,947
M5, J17-16 Northbound 6,448  2,079
M4, J19-20 Westbound 5,040  1,463
A38 Gloucester Rd North, junction Gayner Rd  1,941  471
M5, south J17 and J18 1,576  352
 
Bristol
M32, Severn Beach rail line 20,778  6,503
A4 Hotwell Rd  889  209
B4466 Jacobs Wells Rd 795  283
A4 Portway, near Sylvan Way 678  212
B3122 St John’s Lane  672  145