Published Monday, 28 October 2013
The camera on Saintfield Road caught 4,247 motorists travelling over the 40mph limit, which equates to almost a tenth of tickets issued.
The PSNI figures for the last three years, obtained by the Belfast Telegraph, show that the 3.6 mile road between Belfast and Carryduff tops the list for most detections.
The region's other hot spots include Belfast's Antrim Road, where 4,220 motorists were caught speeding and the Frosses Road near Ballymoney, where 3,004 detections were made.
Also making a high number of detections, is the camera at Dungiven Road in Londonderry, which caught 2,531 speeders last year.
In total across Northern Ireland, 48,423 drivers were fined for speeding offences last year, which is a 47% rise on 2010.
But PSNI Superintendent David Moore insisted that speed cameras were not just used as a source of revenue.
"Speed cameras absolutely work as a deterrent," he explained.
"They are one of a range of education, enforcement and engineering initiatives which the PSNI, with its partners undertake to drive down the number of people who are killed on our roads.
"The bottom line is if people slowed down and drove at a proper speed for the conditions, if people didn't drink and or take drugs when they're driving, if people wore their seatbelts, if people stayed off their phones and if people paid more attention to the act of driving, there would be far fewer people killed on the roads every year."
Angela Bell, with Advanced Motorists NI, said the use of speed cameras was a good idea in accident black spots, but that they did not create an "improvement in driving attitudes".
Her organisation is an advocate of advanced training for drivers beyond their driving test to best prepare them for the roads.
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