Ireland needs more average speed cameras, says Justice Minister

Ireland’s Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has called for increased use of average-speed cameras. Ms McEntee said the technology should be a daily feature in a driver’s journey. She said investment in mobile speed-camera “GoSafe” vans had doubled across the country but that average-speed cameras need to be “looked at more”, reports PA Media. The […]

Speed fines cancelled after camera vandalism – just in case

Dorset Police are cancelling almost 900 speeding tickets cancelled after a fault with speed cameras. The Dorset Echo reports 884 offences clocked by the average speed cameras on the A338 southbound between Blackwater junction and the Cooper Dean roundabout between November 7 and December 16 last year. It’s because the cameras were “moved out of alignment” causing a […]

Council undertakes survey to analyse whether speed cameras are justified

Southend City Council has booked a survey of one of its major roads to check whether average speed cameras would make a difference to safety, despite previous research suggesting average speeds on the road are slower than the limit. The Southend Echo has spotted a report to next week’s traffic regulation working party about the […]

Irish minister to learn average speed lessons from Scotland

Ireland’s Justice Minister Helen McEntee is to travel to Scotland to find out more about how average speed cameras have been used to make roads safer in the country. Talking to journalists at Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships, Ms McEntee called the summer “really awful” when it comes to road deaths.  “We need to do everything […]

Senior West Midlands officer promises more police average speed cameras

West Midlands police’s Assistant Chief Constable is promising a further rollout of average speed cameras in the region. Birmingham Live reports senior officers are determined to expand the coverage of cameras in the region amid concerns over speeding and dangerous driving. It says Mike O’Hara told a force meeting that speeding was “the main area […]

Coventry getting three more average speed camera schemes

Three more roads in Coventry are getting new average speed enforcement systems. Holyhead Road, Allesley Old Road and Allard Way will be getting the cameras in a council attempt to slow down drivers and improve road safety. The cameras are due to be switched on at the end of this month. The Coventry Live website […]

Jenoptik speed cameras in Cornwall hailed as making village “a safer place to live”

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is hailing new average speed cameras in Cornwall, which she “sincerely hopes” reduces the number of collisions on a key route between Truro and Falmouth. Alison Hernandez joined councillors for the official launch of the Jenoptik scheme on the A39 at Perranarworthal, which is described as […]

Another Jenoptik average speed scheme goes live in Cornwall

Average speed cameras are now in place along a busy section A-road in Cornwall in response to safety concerns from the local community. As a key transport route to and from St Austell, the A3058 in Trewoon carries a large volume of traffic including HGVs. With the road effectively cutting the village in two, local […]

New Jenoptik average speed cameras for Solihull

Solihull Council has commissioned new Jenoptik average speed enforcement cameras on the A34 Stratford Road in Shirley. Positioned in the 40mph section of the Stratford Road, between the B4102 Marshall Lake Road and the M42 Motorway junctions, the cameras will monitor the speed of vehicles travelling in both directions. Working in partnership with West Midlands […]

Lancashire County Council details new Jenoptik-supplied speed camera installation

Lancashire County Council has announced that the New Year is seeing progress resume on a major project to install average speed cameras on the county’s five highest-risk A-roads. The Safer Road Fund programme is a £7.9m investment to reduce casualties on routes identified by the Department for Transport as the county’s historically most dangerous A-roads. […]


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