England’s smallest county, Rutland, may be getting its first permanent speed cameras to tackle the number one bugbear of people living in the county.
The Rutland and Stamford Mercury reports that regular surveys by police show speeding and road safety are top of people’s priorities, and that means there could be a change of heart in a county where fixed cameras have so far been resisted.
The report explains that a three-month closure of the A6003 between Oakham and Manton has led to officers seeing a huge increase in reports of motorists speeding through villages as they find alternative routes.
Sgt Paul Kear told the paper “Because of the priority it is given by residents, we have introduced Operation Enforce to tackle issues on the road and this includes monitoring speeding, particularly through residential areas.” Fixed cameras look set to be discussed by the Safer Rutland Partnership.
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