The highway speed camera raking in a staggering $4,600 an hour

A speed camera along a popular highway fines motorists more than $4600 an hour.

The Bruce Highway, near Gympie in Queensland, issued 156 infringement notices in 5.5 hours, according to the Courier Mail.

Based on the publications estimations, that equates to roughly $25,000 a day and close to one driver being pinged every minute or two.  

There are more than 3,700 mobile speed cameras in operation around Queensland (stock image)

There are more than 3,700 mobile speed cameras in operation around Queensland (stock image)

The top five mobile cameras for issuing the most fines per hour included Gympie, Glanmire, Stuart and Morayfield.

All five spots were along the Bruce Highway. 

According to the publication, the most costly camera is a fixed one at Burpengary which issued 4235 fines over more than 8500 hours of operation. 

There are more than 3,700 mobile speed cameras in operation around Queensland.

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) states motorists were slapped with around $90million in fines, two thirds of which were for people speeding less than 13km/h over the limit (stock image)

Royal Automobile Club of Queensland

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