Drivers across the Territory forked out millions of dollars in speeding fines throughout 2020 despite there being fewer cars on the road due to coronavirus travel restrictions and lockdowns.

More than 15,000 people were caught speeding last year with new data from the Government, crunched by, revealing the Territory’s top spots for being nabbed above the limit.

The Monaro Highway came in at number one, catching out more drivers than anywhere else across the Nation’s Capital.

The fixed camera between Lanyon Drive and Sheppard Street in Hume picked up 3,433 speedsters in 2020, raking in more than $1.2 million.

The Barton Highway claimed number two and three spots on the list with the camera between Gungahlin Drive and Ellenborough Avenue coming in second place, the camera between Curran Drive and Gold Creek Road rounded out the top three.

The top five speed camera locations in the ACT during 2020:

  1. Monaro Highway between Lanyon Drive and Sheppard Street – 3,433 drivers caught
  2. Barton Highway between Gungahlin Drive and Ellenborough – 3,294 drivers caught
  3. Barton Highway between Curran Drive and Gold Creek Road – 3,047 drivers caught
  4. Drakeford Drive/Boddington Crescent/Bardoni Crescent – 2,719 drivers caught
  5. Monaro Highway between Mugga Lane and Isabella Drive – 2,665 drivers caught

In total more than $5.5 million dollars in speeding fines were issued across the ACT last year based on the lowest possible traffic infringement of $297.

Managing Editor, Paul Maric said the data suggests drivers on local roads are slightly complacent and possibly distracted, not concentrating on the road where they should be.

“In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t sound like a lot but when you consider the size of the ACT it’s actually a fair chuck of money and that’s a mix of fixed speed cameras and mobile speed cameras.”

The ACT is home to thirteen fixed speed cameras and eight mobile speed vans.