Public votes in favour of more speed camera vans
SPEED camera vans are to be used in areas with a serious speeding problem but no history of serious collisions.The decision follows a survey in February which asked the public if they would like to see camera vans in areas with speeding problems, which a
SPEED camera vans are to be used in areas with a serious speeding problem but no history of serious collisions.
The decision follows a survey in February which asked the public if they would like to see camera vans in areas with speeding problems, which are not accident black spots. At present the vans are only used in areas where there have been fatal or serious collisions.
The Safety Camera Unit is now working on proposals to deploy vans in roads with the worst speeding issues, as identified by survey equipment.
Through the online survey and written correspondence 520 people responded, with 331 people in favour of deploying safety cameras in areas with a speeding problem and 189 people against.
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Inspector Clinton Hale, from the safety camera unit, said: "I would like to thank those members of the public who took the time to have their say about this issue.
"We have made the decision that safety camera vans will now be used in areas with a serious speeding problem but no history of serious collisions.
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"Work is under way to identify the worst affected roads before safety camera vans are sent out to those areas.
"The safety camera unit will be supporting neighbourhood policing teams across the county when enforcing speed limits in areas that have community concerns.
"Speeding is an emotive issue for many people and this decision is part of work to tackle the issue and ensure motorists adhere to the laws of the road.
"This approach is also is moving away from just reacting when a person is killed or seriously injured and preventing this from happening."
The Road Safety Partnership launched the survey after a number of people wrote in saying they were concerned about speeding in their area and wanted to see safety camera vans used.