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A record number of speeders were fined after being caught on camera in North Yorkshire last year, figures reveal.

With speeding offences at record levels across England and Wales, road safety charity Brake has warned that breaking the speed limit can have “devastating consequences”.

North Yorkshire Police logged 35,839 speeding tickets paid by drivers snapped on camera in 2018, the latest Home Office statistics show – 45% more than in 2017.

This was far more than the 4,723 paid when comparable records began in 2011.

Not every snap resulted in a fine – overall, cameras flashed for 41,646 speed violations in North Yorkshire last year.

Drivers found to have broken the speed limit face possible punishments ranging from a fine to attending a speed awareness course, or even court action.

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