SPEEDING drivers are paying the price after being caught out by a new squad of camera-wielding civilians.
The mobile technicians are working alongside the county's traffic police to trap motorists breaking the speed limit.
And in just five weeks, the 12-strong team has slapped almost 6,000 motorists with nearly £350,000-worth of fines.
In Eastern Division alone, which includes Hyndburn, the wardens have caught nearly 1,000 people.
A spokeswoman from the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, which also oversees static speed cameras, said: "The mobile technicians are police staff who are dedicated to speed enforcement and work alongside the road policing units."
"This means that RPU officers have more time to deal with other issues and matters within the division."
"There are two technicians per division. It also means that the cost of mobile enforcement has dropped by nearly 30 per cent."
"They work to a rota, carrying out their duties at every site within their division. The enforcement is evenly spaced, although prority is given to "at risk" sites such as outside schools and residential areas."
"All residents wanting enforcement because of problems are treated equally."
"There has been a drop in the number of people caught as they also act as a deterrent, but the time spent enforcing has increased as they are targeting high-risk sites at times when it is needed such as at the beginning and end of the school day."
Out of the 5,900 tickets that have been issued by the wardens, 400 people avoided a fine and received a caution for a first offence.