Speed cameras to be installed along stretch of Peaks Parkway
AVERAGE speed cameras are to be installed along the 30mph stretch of Peaks Parkway in an attempt to cut the number of accidents on there.
They will be placed between Frederick Ward Way and Peaks Tunnel Bridge, where the speed limit becomes 50mph, and will measure a driver’s speed at certain points along there and calculate average speed, rather than at just one point, where motorists could just slow down for the camera to avoid a fine.
Road safety bosses are hoping it will make a difference to accident figures on there, which have continued to rise despite year-on-year reductions elsewhere in the borough.
Peter Wheatley, North East Lincolnshire Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “The cameras are being installed as a safety measure. If they don’t record anyone breaking the speed limit on the road, that will be great. It’s not about catching people, it’s about reducing crashes and giving drivers a safer journey.”
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Barry Gardner, Humberside Police casualty reduction officer said initially, it was just to gather information about speed, and it would not immediately be enforced, but was likely to be in the future.