One motorist caught speeding every 20 minutes in Sussex
Within 12 months, speeding and dangerous driving in the county racked up £2.47 million in fines, according to new figures released by road safety charity Brake.
The study’s results were released to coincide with National Road Safety Week, in association with Specsavers and insurance company RSA.
Motorists living in BN2 and BN3 postcodes (Brighton and Hove), received the highest number of fines in the county.
In total, Brighton and Hover drivers received 2,828 fines within 12 months, with Worthing drivers fined on 1,450 occasions.
Across all of Sussex, 24,696 fines were issued and have boosted the exchequer by between £1.48 million and £2.47 million.
Deputy chief executive at Brake, Julie Townsend said: “Instead of making our streets stressful, risky places, we’re asking people to look out for and protect each other.
“Ultimately, we’re all just human beings trying to get around, with equal right to use the roads, not competing tribes.”
In the UK, speeding fines increased from £60 to £100 in a bid to deter motorists from exceeding the speed limit.
Source: The Argus