New figures have shown that the number of drivers breaking the speeding limit at 20 North Lincolnshire safety camera sites has fallen by 15 per cent.

The latest figures released by Safer Roads Humber show that motorists in North Lincolnshire were found to be travelling 2mph less than he previous year.

This partly attributed to the number of people killed or seriously injured on the region’s roads by 70 per cent in the past year.

In 2010/2011 there were 34,375 people caught speeding across the Humberside area.

In total 17,316 were given a fixed penalty notice, 13,682 were offered a speed awareness course, 2,485 were sent to court and no further action was taken against 1,262 motorists.

Last year, Safer Roads Humber generated almost £2.5 million through speeding tickets and speed awareness courses with an expenditure of just over £2 million.

However, each person killed or severely injured on the regions roads costs around £178,000.

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