Fears M1 cameras could be police moneymaker

Motoring organisations fear a new network of stealth cameras targeting drivers who break the 70mph speed limit on the M1 in the region will be used by police as a moneymaking exercise.

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Fears over "stealth" motorway cameras

A row is growing over a new generation of stealth cameras which are to be introduced on the M1 motorway amid fears they will be used by police as a moneymaking exercise.

Motoring organisations have expressed concern about the new devices which will target drivers who break the 70 miles an hour speed limit.

The cameras will be installed on two stretches of the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

David Hirst has been finding out more:

Fears M1 cameras could become police moneymaker

Motoring organisations fear a new network of stealth cameras targetting drivers who break the 70mph speed limit on the M1 in the region will be used by police as a moneymaking exercise.

The new devices, called Hadecs3 (Highways Agency digital enforcement camera system) is expected to be rolled out from the summer.

Two stretches of the M1 -junctions 28 Mansfield and 31 Worksop, and Junction 32 (M18) and 35A Chapeltown - are where the cameras will be installed in the next 18 months. The new devices will be grey rather than bright yellow and will not require white markings on the road.

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