Speed cameras catch record haul

Speed cameras catch record haul
A record number of people were caught by speed cameras on Sweden’s roads last year, according to figures released on Thursday.

The number of fines issued in 2009 increased by ten percent compared to the previous year, to 64,836, statistics from the National Police Board show.

The largest number of fines were issued to drivers caught on the Riksväg 72 road near Uppsala and on the E4 between Lillåbron and Bygdeå, north of Umeå.

Since speed cameras were introduced in Sweden four years ago, the number of drivers caught has increased more than tenfold. There are now more than 1,000 speed cameras on Swedish roads. Where they exist, the average speed has fallen by ten kilometres per hour, according to the Swedish Transport Administration.

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