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Huge differences in speeding convictions across East Anglia

Figures show the huge differences in the number of motorists caught speeding in the Anglia region. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Remarkable figures show the huge differences in the number of motorists caught speeding in the Anglia region.

In Essex and Norfolk there has been a big increase in those breaking the law yet in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, there have been significant reductions in the amount of drivers being prosecuted.

In Norfolk the number of people caught speeding is up 32% to more than 51,000. It's also up in Essex by 30% to more than 74,000.

However the figures fell in Suffolk by 30% and by almost a half in Cambridgeshire.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Speed rise in drivers caught speeding in Essex and Norfolk

There's been a steep rise in the number of drivers caught speeding in Essex and Norfolk while in other counties the figures are declining.

It's raised questions about how different police forces deal with the offence.

Speed cameras have caught 30% more drivers in Norfolk and Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Tony Aldous
  • Norfolk - speeding offences up 32%
  • Essex - up 30%
  • Suffolk - down 30%
  • Cambridgeshire - down 46%

There has been some criticism from drivers that speed cameras are just a way of making money from fines and speed awareness courses.

Iain Temperton, Norfolk's Casualty Reduction Officer, says speed awareness course are a valuable way of refreshing drivers' skills many years after they have taken their tests.


Driver airlifted to hospital after crash in Holt

A driver's been airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after a road crash at Holt in Norfolk.

The crash happened on Hempstead Road Credit: ITV Anglia

It happened just before twenty past seven this morning on Hempstead Road and involved a lorry and a car.

Police say the car driver is suffering from serious head injuries.

The road has been closed and diversions are in place.

A14 upgrade details revealed

The proposed route of the one a half billion pound upgrade to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon has been revealed.

Key changes to the plans include a new layout for the A14 and A1 around Brampton, and improved junctions at Swavesey, Bar Hill and Girton.

The Highways Agency will announce the preferred route this Summer. If the proposals are approved - work is expected to start in 2016.

Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report.

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