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Revealed: Roads where most speeding drivers in Northern Ireland are detected

A total of 40,969 speed offences were recorded in 2018 - an increase of over 30% from 2017.
A total of 40,969 speed offences were recorded in 2018 - an increase of over 30% from 2017.

by Eimear McGovern

A road in east Belfast which has a fixed speed camera detected the most speeding offences in Northern Ireland last year.

The speed camera on the Upper Newtownards Road detected 2,545 speeding offences in 2018 alone, a rise on the 1,717 offences detected the previous year.

The Frosses Road/Crankill Road in Co Antrim was second busiest when it came to speeding offences, detecting 1,946 in 2018.

It is monitored by a mobile speed camera van, one of eight that operate seven days a week at permanently signed locations.

There is a fixed speed camera on the Saintfield Road in Belfast, where 1,460 detections took place in 2018.

In 2017, there were 3,761 detections on that road alone.

For the A1 Sprucefield roundabout to Sheepbridge Road, near Newry, 1,346 speeding offences for detected last year, representing a slight growth from 1,271 the previous year.

On the Antrim Road, there were 1,324 detections - a climb of 389 from 2017, when 935 speeding offences were identified by the fixed speed camera there.

Details of speeding offences in 2018 were revealed in a new report published by the Northern Ireland Road Safety Partnership.

A total of 40,969 speed offences were recorded in 2018 - an increase of over 30% from 2017.

It represents an equivalent of 112 every day on average.

 

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