Derbyshire speeders pay out £1m in fines

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Drivers in Derbyshire paid out more than £1 million in speeding fines over the last year.

Figures obtained by the Matlock Mercury show the offence raked in £1,165,700 during 2013/14. The data reveals 11,657 people paid a penalty charge of £100 for breaking the speed limit on the county’s roads.

Income from speeding penalties goes to central Government coffers.

A spokesman for Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership, which is made up of organisations including the police, said: “Our goal is to keep people safe – we want to discourage people from speeding rather than catch them.

“The fear of speeding traffic is blighting many of the communities that look to us for help.”