Speeding remains one of the most common causes of death and injuries on our roads. To prevent you from getting involved in a collision or receiving a ticket, we urge all road users to be aware of the consequences of dangerous driving.
Report a collision
If you have been involved in a road traffic collision that does not require us to attend, you can report this to us online or by calling 101.
If someone has been seriously injured or killed in a road traffic collision please call 999.
If a speed camera catches you driving over the speed limit, you will be sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution. The notice means you must respond within 28 days to confirm who the driver was at the time of the suspected speeding offence;
- if you were the driver, you must confirm this
- if you weren’t the driver, you should provide details of who the driver was.
If you advise you weren't the driver, we will issue a new notice to the person you believe was driving at the time of the offence.
In some circumstances, your notice may provide you with an option to either attend a speed awareness course, pay a fine and receive penalty points or request a court hearing.
High speed tickets
If you were driving at an exceptionally higher speed than the limit of the zone and have more than eight penalty points on your driving license, or fail to respond to the notice, you may be asked to attend court.
Magistrates will decide whether you committed the offence and what fine or penalty points you’ll be given. If found guilty, you may be required to pay prosecution fees.
If you believe the speeding allegation made against you is incorrect, you have the right to ask for a court hearing to challenge the evidence. Details of how to do this will be provided on the notice.
Speed cameras in Cambridgeshire
Speed cameras are located across the county to prevent people from speeding. There are more than 14 types of camera used in the UK, ranging from the popular fixed gatso camera to average speed check cameras.
Most in-car navigation devices identify and alert speed limit and camera locations for you, however we publish location, offence and speed limit data or you can view a map of all speed camera types and locations in Cambridgeshire.
Consequences of speeding
The repercussions of speeding can result in a list of social difficulties such as paying fines and losing your license. However, the consequences could potentially be even worse. Speeding can be fatal and so we urge motorists to;
- drive to the conditions of the road
- consider the increased possibility of a collision when speeding
- be aware of unexpected hazards on the roads such as sharp bends and vehicles coming out of junctions
- remember that the speed limit is not a target
- be aware of the emotional consequences of harming yourself or someone else while speeding.
Our cameras tickets and collisions team can be contacted on web chatbetween the hours of 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. To help us serve you better please have any reference numbers you may have to hand.