Stoke-on-Trent: Over 1000 motorists caught out by new speed cameras

More than 1,000 motorists have been caught out by new speed cameras including in Potteries hotspots – in less than six months. The digital devices went up on key routes through Sneyd GreenTrent ValeBaddeley Green and Hanley in an effort to improve safety on the city’s roads.

Now figures published by the Stoke Sentinel have revealed the extent the impact of the new cameras with 1,042 snapped speeding in those locations since January. As previously reported by StokeonTrentLive the rollout formed part of a £640,000 investment in not only revamping some existing devices but making improvements to the mobile camera vans.

Last year Staffordshire Police confirmed that the first phase would see 20 cameras upgraded. The force had said how the new technology meant it would be quicker to process speeding offences.

The clarity of the image also meant other offences could potentially be spotted. In addition the revamped cameras don’t rely on lines on the road and instead use a ‘digitally applied line on the offence images’.

Following the announcement in November, work quickly started to overhaul some existing cameras already set up in Stoke-on-Trent. Cameras on Leek New Road in Sneyd Green, Milton, Baddeley Green and Stockton Brook were all upgraded.

(Pic – Yay Images)


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