17,000 speeders caught on one-mile stretch of A66 in two years

Date: Friday 30th November 2018

CUMBRIA Constabulary’s chief inspector for road policing has expressed his surprise at the high number of prosecutions for speeding offences on small stretches of the A66 between Penrith and Stainmore.

A total of 18,172 offences have been recorded by fixed cameras in the past two years on the average speed section past Kirkby Thore, which covers a mile, and by mobile cameras between Sandford and Brough.

Chief Inspector Andy Wilkinson said: “I’m surprised at the number of prosecutions on that road. I’m surprised because there isn’t any community raising significant concerns and usually there would be.

“There is a good speed limit in place for that stretch of road so that area of the road clearly has a speeding issue. It’s surprising and concerning and is the primary cause of crashes on the road."

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