This camera raked in £150,000 ...

Speed camera on the A61 Halifax Road.
Speed camera on the A61 Halifax Road.
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THIS is South Yorkshire’s top earning speed camera site - raking in almost £150,000 in fines in just three-and-a-half years, The Star can reveal today.

Speed cameras in South Yorkshire forced motorists to pay nearly £2 million over the same period, new figures show.

And for the first time The Star can exclusively reveal the county’s top 20 money-making camera locations and how many times they have caught motorists.

The figures obtained by The Star come just three months after it was revealed the county’s cameras have failed to reduce accidents at nearly half of its sites.

The top grossing camera site, catching 6,210 motorists in three years and eight months and making £147,780, is on the A61 Halifax Road, where cameras monitor traffic both directions near the turning for Chaucer School, Parson Cross.

Coming a close second in the same time period, is the camera on the A57 Sheffield Parkway near Bernard Road Bridge - catching 6,407 drivers and making £113,400.

Third are the average speed cameras on the A616 Stocksbridge Bypass, which snapped 4,144 drivers and earned £81,180, followed by the B6200 Retford Road near Ballfield Drive with figures of 3,643 and £70,020.

Finishing off the top five is the camera on the A61 Penistone Road, near Rutland Road in Sheffield, which caught 1,962 motorists, making £66,300.

In total £1,995,480 was made from speeding tickets across South Yorkshire in the last three years and eight months.