New brightly coloured speed cameras on Preston’s roads

Posted on - 22nd May, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Roads, Transport
You won't be able to miss the brightly coloured vans Pic: LancsRoadSafety
You won’t be able to miss the brightly coloured vans Pic: LancsRoadSafety

Eight new mobile speed cameras are being deployed across Preston and Lancashire’s roads.

Members of the public, who report issues such as speeding or poor driving on routes, may see Lancashire Police put the vehicles out on your road.

The blue and yellow, brightly coloured vans, have been in use since Monday (21 May).

The vans contain four CCTV cameras which allow it to give a 360-degree view from the vehicle.

Superintendent Julian Platt said: These vans have been liveried to provide a highly visible presence.

“We want drivers to see them and know we are there.

“The technicians are tasked to enforce in areas that will have the maximum impact on reducing road traffic collisions.

“We plan the technicians’ shifts around the times when we see most collisions to make sure the enforcement vehicles have the maximum effect.

“By being present we hope to improve driver behaviour to make Lancashire’s roads safer for everyone who uses them.”

Read more: New bus lane camera introduced in Broughton

Manning the vehicles will be Lancashire Constabulary staff, and they are going to be equipped with body worn cameras and radios used in emergencies.

Supt Platt said: “The majority of drivers are considerate and abide by the rules of the road.

“Unfortunately there is a minority who flout the rules by driving too fast, or using mobile phones at the wheel, putting everyone at risk.

“The technicians perform an important role of deterring driving which puts road users at risk and steps will be taken to investigate and prosecute anyone who is captured displaying abusive behaviour towards the technicians or deliberately obstructing them as this is clearly unacceptable.”

Read more: New average speed cameras being turned on near Preston

What do you think about the mobile safety vans? Let us know in the comments below

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