# Thursday, December 11, 2008

This article suggests that older drivers are more likely to be caught by speed cameras. In fact figures show that older drivers are six times more likely to be fined for a speeding offence than they were ten tears ago and that the number of older drivers fined outnumbers young offenders by almost three times. A study which was commissioned by the Department of Transport looked at the age of offenders in two periods between 1997 and 1999 and 2003 and 2005. It found that younger motorists appear to have adapted better to speed cameras whilst the number of men aged over 60 receiving penalty points soared by 540%. In contrast, the number of drivers under 25 being caught for speeding grew by just 18 per cent in the past 10 years.

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