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 Green, Trent Vale, Baddeley 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 […]

A75: Another request for speed cameras is issued

Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has written to Transport Secretary Fiona Hyslop asking to discuss the benefits of installing overhead average speed cameras on the A75. He insists the current deterrent of safety camera vans are not entirely effective with drivers only adjusting their speeds in the limited locations where the cameras are […]

Ireland: Doubts over plan to use speed cameras to catch drivers using phones

A legal question has arisen over plans to use speed cameras to detect motorists in Ireland who are on their phones. Last month, Justice Minister Helen McEntee said traffic cameras would soon be used to spot the use of phones behind the wheel. It would allow the issuing of automatic fines just as the camera […]

Call for speed cameras after Derbyshire deaths

Residents have set up an action group to campaign for speed cameras on a road in Ashover, Derbyshire where four people were killed last year. Since a recent double fatal accident on the A632 between Matlock and Chesterfield, a parish council has been working to carry out speed monitoring. One sensor was triggered by a […]

Newspaper calls for county to reintroduce fixedTh speed cameras

For years, many newspapers have suggested that the installation of speed cameras is some sort of “war on motorists”, but in another sign that the perception is changing, a major regional newspaper has written an editorial calling for a county to reintroduce the technology. The Swindon Advertiser’s Regional Editor David Chipperfield has written an editorial […]

Glasgow: Hundreds of speeding offences detected by new M8 cameras

Safety Cameras Scotland has revealed that 745 offences have been recorded since new speed cameras were installed on the M8 in Glasgow on April 2. The Glasgow Times previously reported that the temporary cameras are enforcing a 40mph speed limit on part of the motorway. They are situated on the M80 southbound at Junction 1, leading onto the M8 westbound, […]

West Yorkshire: Over 220,000 caught in first year of New Enforcement Strategy

Over 220,000 speeding motorists have been caught in the 12 months since the West Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership launched its new enforcement strategy on the county’s roads. Of these more than 32,200 offences were detected at 40 new enforcement sites which were introduced in direct response to public concerns. In February 2023, the Safety Camera […]

AI Speed Cameras: 60% of Brits “have no idea”

As AI speed camera continue to be trialled on UK roads, used car dealers Big Motoring World has conducted a survey to see whether people had heard about the new technology and their thoughts on it. The cameras have the potential to see inside vehicles as well as monitor their speed, giving law enforcement officers […]

HGV driver fired for speed camera obstruction

A lorry driver has been sacked after being found guilty of deliberately parking his vehicle in front of a mobile speed camera van and obstructing staff. South Yorkshire police said the behaviour of the unnamed driver, who was in his 50s, was “particularly disappointing” given he drove for a living and spent a greater amount […]

Petition launched after fatal A44 crash

A PETITION calling for signs and speed cameras on a road where three people including a six-year-old boy were recently killed is gaining momentum. Campaigners told Worcester News that there have been previous issues on the A44 Spetchley Road and the deaths have sparked them to launch the official petition appealing to Worcestershire Highways. The petition, entitled Speed Camera Spetchley […]

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