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 Partnership, which consists of the five West Yorkshire local authority highways teams and West Yorkshire Police, launched its new camera strategy in to encourage safe speeds in support of Vision Zero.  

Two main changes introduced were the introduction of safety cameras at spots in response to community concerns about speeding. This means that where community concerns of speeding are supported by traffic flow data, the use of cameras is no longer reliant on there being a history of collisions.

The deployment of mobile enforcement vans in these locations has typically resulted in significant reduction in offence captures over time which suggests the unpredictable, periodic enforcement of speed limits at these locations is having a positive effect on speed compliance.

Some sites of concern are also being enforced without the presence of signs warning of speed enforcement. This approach is aimed at encouraging safe speeds across the network and not simply in the vicinity of established enforcement locations


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