SPEEDING offences have nearly doubled over the last five years with cameras catching thousands of motorists breaking the law.
The sneaky snappers rake in millions a year, particularly since the introduction of new average speed checks and variable speed limits.
With the help of road safety charity Brake, The Sun recently compiled a list of the most common rumours about speed cameras and the truth behind them.
Not all speed cameras are switched on – TRUE
Some estimates suggest up to a quarter of all cameras could be out of action.
Fixed sites have been turned off in favour of mobile ones which are found to be almost three times as effective at catching speeders.
There’s a 10 per cent plus 2mph rule – NOT ALWAYS
By the letter of the law, if you’re as little as 1mph over the speed limit then you could be slapped with a ticket and handed penalty points.
However, in reality police are advised to only prosecute at speeds of 10 per cent plus 2mph. That means on a motorway, cops are unlikely to act below 79mph.
If your driving is dangerous or reckless, though, you’ll be pulled over and the speeding offence may kick in.
For other myths and facts, please click here.
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