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There has been a steep rise in the number of motorists caught speeding in Norfolk and Essex while the number has fallen in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

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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.

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