First speed camera on M1 ?

  Dragon_Heart 15 Oct 13
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Does anyone know when the first speed camera ( Gatso )was installed on the M1 ?

A silver serfer friend asked me the question but I have no idea

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15 Oct 13

Don't know about M1 but first ever uk speed camera was installed on the M40 in 1991

  spuds 15 Oct 13
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I cannot find the exact date, but there is an awful lot of information on Wikipedia about UK Motorways and also introduction and enforcement of speed limits.

Apparently the first speed camera to be switched on in the UK, was on the 22nd May 1992. That was on the A316 at Twickenham Bridge in Surrey and was set at 60mph even though the limit there at the time was 40mph?.

So I would imagine that it would be after 1992?.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15 Oct 13

Spuds

Wikipedia contradicts its self then click here

  spuds 15 Oct 13

Fruit Bat

I didn't take that story from Wikipedia, but used an article from cars.uk.msn.com/news/speed-cameras-are-20-years-old-today

  Dragon_Heart 16 Oct 13

The web, for once, appears to have let us down.

Thanks for your replies

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