The borough is covered by a network of fixed point, mobile, red light and speed concern cameras in a bid to keep its roads safe. The Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative, a partnership between Northumbria Police and local authorities, publishes various statistics around their use. These are the cameras which were activated most in 2017 (the latest year for which figures are available). Most of the drivers received fixed penalty notice fines. Note: Photos are to illustrate the routes where the cameras are, not their precise locations.
This stretch of the Felling Bypass, just outside South Tyneside, is used by thousands of drivers going to and from the borough every day. There were 1,410 camera activations here.
This is a core mobile camera site, and again it's a popular place for drivers to get caught going a little too fast, with 452 camera activations far fewer than the 1,999 caught in 2012.
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Again just outside the South Tyneside boundary, but another part of the route used by thousands of motorists going to and from the borough every day. 357 of them activated the fixed spot speed camera.
A core mobile camera site, 233 motorists were snapped going too fast here the lowest number in seven years.
This stretch of the Coast Road is a new community speed concern site, where residents have expressed concern. 158 motorists activated the cameras here.
A new community speed concern site, 144 motorists activated the cameras here by going too fast in its first 12 months.
Another core mobile camera site, where 138 motorists were caught exceeding the speed limit. That's much reduced from a high of 824 in 2012.
This road is also a community speed concern site, and 123 drivers fell foul of the cameras here more than twice as many as in the previous year.
Another community speed concern site, 114 drivers were caught doing more than the limit here.
49 drivers activated the cameras at this community speed concern site far few than the 136 who were caught when it was first identified in 2013.
This community speed concern site was only identified in 2017, and 24 motorists activated the cameras deployed there.