Thirteen motorists have been summonsed to court after being captured driving or riding at extreme speeds by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera.
They include six car drivers and seven motorcyclists who were caught at speeds ranging from 72mph in a 40mph zone to 132mph in a 70mph zone.
All thirteen have been summonsed to appear at Selby Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 16 August 2012
The van is equipped with five cameras on the front, rear and roof. The technology can detect the speed of approaching and receding traffic from up to 1,000 metres away and captures 360 degree images of the location. The device produces high-quality images of vehicles and the riders or drivers.
The mobile safety camera pilot was introduced on 1 July 2011 in a bid to reduce fatal and serious road collisions. The pilot was extended following the initial six month pilot period in December 2011.