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Sat Navs lead to drop in speeding fines

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tomtom_go_740If you live north of the border then you better open up that wallet and buy a sat nav, it’ll save you a speeding fine.

The number of drivers given speeding fines in Scotland fell over 60 percent, according to official figures.

The number of speeding fines issued to drivers caught by cameras fallen from over 114,000 in 2006 to below 50,000 in 2009.

But according to some specialists, the fall in the number of speeding fines was not due to safety messages and tougher fines. They claim the decrease is the result of camera-detecting satnav systems, which tells drivers where cameras are placed and provide audible warning on approach.

At the moment, half of the British drivers own camera-detecting satnav systems. Also, regular drivers are more aware of camera locations.

According to RAC road safety chief Andrew Howard, “As a speed camera spends longer at one spot on the road, regular users have to be quite daft to be caught.”

Meanwhile, a speeding charge against a 37-year-old driver, Graham Lee, dropped due to flawed camera.

Mr. Lee was caught driving at a speed of 40mph on the North Orbital Road, Denham, where the speed limit is 30mph, but later it was discovered that they was caught despite not breaking the speed limit because of a camera fault.