The business behind new ‘stealth’ speed cameras being installed across Britain is being paid £2.1million by the taxpayer to help catch more drivers, it was revealed today.
The controversial devices have caught almost 700 drivers in just two months and unlike traditional yellow speed cameras, they are painted grey, making them harder to spot.
The technology has been introduced to catch drivers breaking the 70mph speed limit on the M25 in Kent.
And the same technology is being introduced on a northern section of the M25 and also parts of the M1, M3, M60 and M6.
Today it emerged that Redflex Travel Systems Ltd agreed a £2.1million deal with the Government to set up the system.