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New speed camera devices trialled with more than 3,000 road users already penalised

"Many more motorists" are likely to be caught out by brand-new speed cameras. The new tools have been installed in Devon and Cornwall with thousands of road users already penalised.

New “groundbreaking” speed cameras could soon be installed across the country after thousands of motorists were caught out by the new technology.

The multi-directional cameras can detect speeding cars in both directions compared to just one lane under the old system. After a two-week trial, a staggering 3,000 road users have been issued tickets by the new devices.

Just four cameras were installed in Devon and Cornwall under the pilot project with 3,280 drivers penalised.

Gary Digva, founder of Road Angel said the tools will be able to punish “many more motorists” with offenders likely to be hit with a £1,000 fine.

However, he backs the scheme as an important move to boost road safety across Britain’s highways.

He explained: “Introducing these multi-directional speed cameras is a positive step forward in helping to reduce the number of accidents caused by motorists excessively speeding each year.

“By capturing vehicles travelling in both directions, the new cameras will be able to penalise many more motorists than the old legacy systems are currently able to.

“Although there is still a long way to go to stop motorists from driving above the limit, and reduce the number of fatalities and injuries that speeding causes, we hope that the new speed cameras will make all Brits think twice before putting their foot down.

“Not only will you be issued with a hefty fine of up to £1,000, points on your licence and the potential to be disqualified from driving, you’re also seriously putting your own and other road user’s lives in serious danger.”

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