New speed camera van launched which can better catch motorcyclists

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership has taken delivery of a brand new speed camera van with enhanced ability to identify speeding motorcycles.

The Ford Transit van has 360 degree and infrared camera technology to improve the ability to identify offending motorcycles while also improving the ability to monitor all vehicles during darker evenings.

It joins an existing fleet of five vehicles, and is all wheel drive which will allow better access to roadside locations during the autumn and winter months.

Jonathan Clarkson, from the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership said, “Since the first lockdown in 2020 we began to see a rise in speeding offences and this has increased as local traffic volumes have returned to pre-pandemic levels. The Road Safety Unit at Leicestershire Police is constantly dealing with very high volumes of speeding offences, however, whether it be via our fleet of speed camera vans, our fixed roadside speed cameras, the enforcement efforts of local Police officers and regular FATAL4 operations, we are committed to reacting to community concerns about excessive speeds and keeping the roads of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland safe for everyone.”

The new speed camera van will enhance the ability to deliver speed enforcement, particularly on seasonal motorcycle routes, at community concern locations and “core” speed camera sites.

(Picture – Leicestershire Police)


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