A busy Auckland street saw motorists pinged over $5 million in fines last year thanks to a speed camera that has proven the country's new highest earner.
The fixed speed camera, placed on Tāmaki Dr between Solent St and Ngapipi Rd, pulled in $5.3m in 2019 from 60,141 fines.
This was a substantial increase from 2018, when the camera dished out 36,253 fines bringing in $3.2m, however the camera was out of action for several months.
Two other fixed speed cameras in the Auckland region rounded out the top three, with one on State Highway 1 in Waiwhiu - just north of Warkworth - recording 47,287 offences worth $4.m, and another on Hillsborough Rd catching 45,155 motorists worth $3.8m.
These three cameras made up nearly a quarter of the $55.2m from 654,221 fines from fixed speeding cameras in 2019 across the entire country.
This was up slightly on 2018 when $54.8m for 611,712 offences was issued.
The highest ticketing camera in 2018 was Rata St in New Lynn, racking up $4.3m from 48,149 offences recorded, but in 2019 this dropped to 35,399 offences and $2.9m.
The top camera in Waikato was on State Highway 2 between Seddon St and Old Waitekauri St, which issued 38,151 tickets worth $3.3m, fourth place overall.
In Wellington it was a camera on State Highway1 between Glover St and Newlands Rd overbridge, which recorded 29,375 speeding motorists worth $2.6m, in sixth place overall.
And the top South Island earner was in Canterbury, on State Highway 1 between Hopkinson Rd and Huirapa Rd. That camera recorded 20,902 offences, worth $1.8m, rounding out the top 10 fixed speeding cameras.
In 2019, 353 people died on New Zealand roads, down from 377 in 2018.
It marked a significant drop in deaths, but still made it the fourth deadliest year this decade.
New Zealand's top 5 fixed speeding cameras
- Tāmaki Dr, Auckland - 60,141 tickets worth $5,328,420.
- SH1, Waiwhiu - 47,287 tickets worth $4,402,360.
- Hillsborough Rd, Auckland - 45,155 tickets worth $3,883,060.
- SH2, Waikino - 38,151 tickets worth $3,326,370.
- Rata St, New Lynn, Auckland - 35,399 tickets worth $2,919,540.