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SpeedSpike Speed Cameras Explained

SpeedSpike is the latest speed camera to take the UK's road and is currently being trialled on the roads in Hampshire and Bedfordshire, before a national roll out?

SpeedSpike works similar to SPECS average speed camera measuring over a set distance rather than at a fixed point like the popular Gatso safety camera.

SpeedSpike uses ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and each time a vehicle passes the camera the number plate is read and time-stamped together with the cameras information. It is claimed by the manufacturer that up to a 1000 cameras can be linked and this is achieved via GPRS (or ADSL) and provide automatic enforcement, 24 hour operation, 365 days!

The SpeedSpike cameras can be mounted on gantries or on roadside posts. The actual enforcement speed may be independently set as site-A to site-B and site-B to site-A, with each link having a separate enforcement speed if required i.e. in roadworks. Speeding offences are detected between any SpeedSpike camera on one site and any camera on another site.

Look out for them as you drive through Hursley in Hampshire where they are on trial. Though if you're nowhere near Hursely and they prove success they may be coming to a road you drive soon?!

A motorist comments in April 2015: "Those new spike cams are popping up in alot of the 20mph boroughs of London, I'm a courier and it's getting harder and harder to get about and deliver. Way to many cameras and signage to take all in while your driving".

Points and Penalties

The absolute minimum penalty for being caught speeding on the UK's roads increased 66.7% in July 2013 from £60 to £100 fine. A minimum of 3 penalty points will also be added to your licence.

However, depending on the road speed limit and your actual recorded speed in the speeding offence a court summons may be generated in place of the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) through the post. Read more about speeding fines.

SpeedSpike locations

What's your view and experiences with Speed Spike speed cameras? Tell us via the online form on our speed camera comments page.

Want to know where the UK's speed spike speed cameras are as you drive? Here at SpeedCamerasUK.com we have a UK database of speed camera locations. This database also includes Gatso, SpeedCurb, Truvelo, Truvelo D-Cam, SPECS, Peek, Traffic Light cameras and more. Read more about the speed camera types.

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Last updated: 11th September 2023