Police have released the first footage from Britain’s biggest and newest speed camera – a massive trap dubbed ‘The Long Ranger’ that snares 1,200 drivers a month.
The clip released by the force shows a white Ford Transit van tailgating a car and in a longer clip a blue car is caught doing the same.
The vehicles was caught on the A417 in Gloucestershire where the Long Ranger is being trialled.
It can be moved around to catch offenders in the act on any road.
It comes as the police have released figures showing that the new camera is making an impact.
In less than a month since it was deployed, well over 1,000 speeding offences have been recorded with the worst offender clocked at 126 mph.
Tailgating, use of a mobile phone, vehicle plate offences and failure to use a seatbelt are among the other offences recorded.
But it has not only been about enforcement. Gloucestershire Police have been on hand to give assistance to 10 drivers who broke down and another 10 who needed help
The operation is centred on the A417/419 which carrying up to 35,000 vehicles a day which links Gloucestershire with neighbouring Wiltshire and is a pathway between the M4 and M5 motorways. It also has one of the worst accident records.
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