The classic speed camera warning sign

The nine main types of speed cameras on UK roads

Speed cameras are a common sight on Britain’s roads but how many of these nine types are you familiar with?

Around two million fixed penalty speeding fines are issued in the UK every year - so here's a guide to make sure you aren't the next driver caught.

These are used by police or volunteers at the side of the residential roads and captures the speed of any passing car.

1. Handheld speed guns

These are used by police or volunteers at the side of the residential roads and captures the speed of any passing car.
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This is a new type of mobile speed gun which can capture your car speeding up to a mile away.

2. The Long Ranger

This is a new type of mobile speed gun which can capture your car speeding up to a mile away.
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These are the 'classic' standard speed cameras which have been on roads since the 1990s. They are rear facing and capture the car and number plate when driven past fast enough to trigger it.

3. Gatso speed camera

These are the 'classic' standard speed cameras which have been on roads since the 1990s. They are rear facing and capture the car and number plate when driven past fast enough to trigger it.
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These are similar to the classic speed camera but they face forwards. They trigger only when drivers speed past them faster than the speed limit for that road, rather than filming everything that goes by.

4. Truvelo forward-facing speed cameras

These are similar to the classic speed camera but they face forwards. They trigger only when drivers speed past them faster than the speed limit for that road, rather than filming everything that goes by.
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