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Over 50s keep speed cameras in their prime. Being an inattentive motorist can cost. If you’re an older man your insurance premium may be low, but it doesn’t mean you save money. Speed cameras snap almost one in four men in their 50s. According to new figures released by the Police Directorate, out of the 123,552 drivers who were snapped and fined for driving too fast in 2009, 22.6 percent – or 27,736 – were over 56-ers.

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Over 50s keep speed cameras in their prime

Published on Tuesday, 23rd March, 2010 at 13:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Being an inattentive motorist can cost.

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If you’re an older man your insurance premium may be low, but it doesn’t mean you save money. Speed cameras snap almost one in four men in their 50s.

According to new figures released by the Police Directorate, out of the 123,552 drivers who were snapped and fined for driving too fast in 2009, 22.6 percent – or 27,736 – were over 56-ers.

Assistant chief constable Jan M. Guttormsen, believes it’s mainly due to inattentiveness.

If she wants to drive, let her

The statistics also show that women are best at avoiding being captured on camera, especially the younger ones.

But having looks, age, and a GPS that warns you in advance of the cameras on your side doesn’t solve everything.

Although “only” 946 in total lost their license last year for whizzing past a speed camera, 9,646 younger drivers lost their license in other types of police speed-check controls.

No exact numbers are available as to how many cameras there are on Norwegian roads, but 139,128,557 vehicles were checked in 2009.

“There were several cameras that used to be inactive, and we used to move them around. But many more are in service all the time now,” says Guttormsen.

Below is an overview of speeds and fines (but not when you lose your license).

Up to 60 km/h

70 km/h or more

Up to 5 km/h over = Kr 600

Up to 5 km/h over = Kr 600

Up to 10 km/h over = Kr 1,600

Up to 10 km/h over = Kr 1,600

Up to 15 km/h over = Kr 2,900

Up to 15 km/h over = Kr 2,600

Up to 20 km/h over = Kr 4,200

Up to 20 km/h over = Kr 3,600

Up to 25 km/h over = Kr 6,500

Up to 25 km/h over = Kr 4,900

Up to 30 km/h over = Kr 6,500

Up to 35 km/h over = Kr 7,800

(Source: Lovdata)



Published on Tuesday, 23rd March, 2010 at 13:57 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: police, speed, cameras, drivers, motorists, traffic, offence, norwegian, roads.





  
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