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Over 100,000 drivers were caught in England and Wales by temporary roadwork speed cameras decommissioned in the
last two years.

With each uncontested fine costing at least £100, these cameras have culminated in a near £10 million bill for motorists.

The figures, released in a Freedom of Information request published by The Sun, only become available after the temporary systems are removed.

Almost 40% of this revenue came from just one set of cameras on the A14, with nearly 40,000 motorists caught over the temporary 40 mph speed limit between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Other hotspots included J24 to J25 of the M1 in Derbyshire, catching 11,000 speeding drivers in just 18 months and the A55 westbound between Abergele and Conwy in North Wales which caught a further 7,000 drivers.

Scott Hamilton-Cooper, Sales and Operations Director at AX said “Temporary reductions in the speed limit are of course central to ensuring the safety of the roadside workforce.

“However, these figures show that drivers are often frustrated by these limits, either because the workforce isn’t always present or because they prove counter-productive to safety when motorists experience problems such as tailgating.

“The ongoing review to raise the limit to 60 mph on certain stretches of roadworks or to do so temporarily when the workforce is absent would be welcomed by many drivers. In turn, this would likely reduce the number of speeding fines issued whilst maintaining or indeed improving the existing high standards of safety.”