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How Lincolnshire Police spends money collected from speeding drivers

More than £1 million was collected by Lincolnshire Police from speeding drivers in the past year - but how did they spend that money?

Across the 40 cameras in the county, which vary between fixed and average, 43,737 offences were detected between May 2023 and May 2024.

Some of these motorists were caught at staggering speeds, with the highest being a driver travelling at 142mph on the A1 northbound at Barrowby near Grantham.

The speed camera in Ryhall Road, Stamford
The speed camera in Ryhall Road, Stamford

When a car is caught by a camera, within 14 days a notice of prosecution is sent which requires the driver’s name to be given to the police.

After this they will be issued a fixed penalty notice of £100, a letter for court or the option to attend a speed awareness course.

Fines collected from each of the speed cameras are paid straight to HM Treasury, although the police force does get the money people pay to complete a speed awareness course.

The camera on the A151 at Whaplode
The camera on the A151 at Whaplode

Run by the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, the courses cost £90 and last for two hours and 45 minutes.

In the past financial year the force received £1,101,375 from 24,475 people completing a course.

This has been spent on the following:

Staff costs


Printing and postage for more than 50,000 Notice of Intended Prosecutions and subsequent letters

Hardware, software, maintenance and repair costs for speed cameras and offence processing systems

Vehicle maintenance, fuel and insurance

Operational equipment

Accident prevention equipment

Accommodation and related costs

Police-related road safety, education, training, and publicity activity

A full list of the places where you are most likely to be caught speeding can be found here.

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