The figures in the table below are based on a test quote we ran for a 30-year-old female marketing manager living in Cardiff and driving a 2003 Mini Cooper.
Officers can’t afford the £580,000 cost of upgrading them to digital film
Now using mobile cameras at speeding hotspots
Speed cameras have been switched off in part of the UK because they are too costly to run.
Car insurers are refusing to cover motorists caught using a mobile phone at the wheel – even first-time offenders.
The AA conducted a survey of eight insurers and discovered that half wouldn’t even quote for a driver awarded three points for the CU80 offence, while the other half would impose a premium hike of nearly 20 per cent.
Auto Express has found that some insurers will increase policy prices for offenders even more. A spokesman for Adrian Flux told us: “Rises would vary from insurer to insurer, but could be anywhere from 15 per cent to 50 per cent or even a refusal.”
Motorists are living life in the fast lane – literally – as police data reveals that one driver was caught doing 161mph on a 60mph A-road.
The national speed limit on a single carriage A-road is 60mph.
Tickets have already been issued for motorists who ‘misuse’ their headlights
Critics say the money-making exercise would erode public support for police
For years, drivers who pass a police speed trap have flashed their headlights at oncoming cars to warn them to slow down.
A coalition of charities including Brake, Sustrans and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England are launching a GO 20 campaign on Monday.
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: “Everyone should be able to walk and cycle in their community without fear or threat: it’s a basic right, and GO 20 is about defending that. The 2012 Games helped us all realise the importance of being able to live active lifestyles. Critical to this is making our streets and communities safe places we can use and enjoy.”