Speeding Up in the Thames Valley.

15 September 2011, 05:00 | Updated: 15 September 2011, 15:34

More drivers are getting caught speeding in the Thames Valley.

Figures obtained by Heart using a Freedom of Information request show between May and July 2011, 17,918 drivers were sent fixed penalty notices after getting caught by fixed cameras.

Over the same period in 2010, 13,880 were caught over the limit in the same way.

The number caught by mobile speed cameras has remained largely the same, with around 16,000 sent fixed penalty notices between May and July 2010 and 2011.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police told Heart:

"Speed cameras are used across the country to help in the reduction of collisions and in lessening the impact of collisions when they occur.

"Thames Valley Police is committed to making our roads safer for our communities and for the many road users travelling through our Force area and see speed cameras as one amongst a number of important tools available to allow us to do this."

Heart also found out the highest speed recorded by a mobile camera between May and July this year was 119 mph between Junctions 2 and 4 of the M40.

The highest recorded by a fixed camera was 85 mph at A40 West Wycombe Rd High Wycombe and at A4260 Oxford Rd North Aston.