Cameras catch 48,000 Northern Ireland drivers speeding

By Gary Adair

New figures reveal that over 48,000 Northern Ireland motorists were caught speeding on police cameras over the last 12 months.

Two thirds of speeding offences took place on roads with a speed limit of 30mph, and the worst road for speeding was a section of the Saintfield Road between Carryduff and Belfast. The police camera on that road identified one offender per hour, with 6,534 in total in the 12 months of 2013. The cameras caught Northern Ireland motorists driving at speeds of up to 138mph.

There have been 66 deaths from road accidents in Northern Ireland this year - already 9 more than the total amount of fatalities in the 12 months of 2013. Inspector Rosie Leech of the PSNI's Road Policing Unit considers that "excessive speed is consistently the principal single cause of the most serious road traffic collisions in which people are killed or seriously injured on roads across Northern Ireland."

If you require legal advice in respect of a motoring offence contact Wilson Nesbitt solicitors in Belfast by calling 0800 840 0546.

If you have suffered injury or loss as a result of a road traffic accident and want to speak to a compensation claims solicitor in Belfast, call 0800 840 9289.