Everything you need to know about UK speed cameras، the types، how they work and what to look out for Speed cameras are firmly on the UK motoring map، whether you think they're a good thing or not. Those that use them would prefer they were known as safety cameras، as they're designed to make UK roads safer، but whatever you want to call them، recent fake news reports about cameras on motorways like the M1 and M25 being set so they snap more motorists breaking the speed limit، show that they can still be misunderstood. This guide helps you to know what to look out for where UK speed cameras are concerned.
With police forces battling reduced funding، especially for road policing، speed cameras play a vital role in keeping a watchful eye on UK roads. Combined with local safety camera partnerships، they are a good visual deterrent and a reminder to check your speed when driving. Some motorists see them as a revenue earner، though، as they can only catch speeders and are unable to spot unlicensed drivers، uninsured cars، drink and drug-drivers or general bad driving like road traffic officers are able to.