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Figures reveal how Preston average speed cameras are cutting speeding

Posted on - 21st March, 2022 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Politics, Preston News, Roads, Transport
One of the cameras further up London Road
One of the cameras further up London Road

A police analysis investigating average speed cameras in Lancashire has shown they reduced collisions, casualties and speeding on eight roads.

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Since their installation between March 2017 and August 2018, average speed cameras have reduced speeding offences by more than half.

Included in the analysis were Preston’s A6 London Road and A59 Brockholes Brow.

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Supt Damian Darcy of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations said: “Slower speeds mean safer roads for all road users, residents and communities.

“We thank those drivers who obey the limits. We are pleased to see that the number of collisions and offences detected on these roads has reduced so significantly.

“Those who continue to choose to speed on Lancashire’s roads will not be tolerated, and offenders will continue to be dealt with appropriately.”

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The list of roads is as follows:

  • A6 London Road – in the two years from March 2017 – a reduction of 44.27 per cent detected offences.
  • A675 Belmont – in the two years from June 2017- a reduction of 68.68 per cent detected offences.
  • A565 Southport New Road – in the two years from August 2017- a reduction of 62.38 per cent detected offences.
  • A588 Head Dyke Lane – in the two years from October 2017 – a reduction of 57.14 per cent detected offences.
  • B6232 Grane Road – in the two years from November 2017 – a reduction of 70.38 per cent detected offences.
  • A59 Brockholes Brow – in the two years from December 2017 – a reduction of 76.88 per cent detected offences.
  • A583 Preston New Road – in the two years from March 2018 – a reduction of 25.15 per cent detected offences.
  • A682 Gisburn Road – in the two years from August 2018 – a reduction of 45.43 per cent detected offences.

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Analysis of the impact demonstrates they helped reduce the number of speeding vehicles on all eight routes, with some, such as Grane Road, having significant success, reducing detections of excess speed by over 70 per cent.

Average speed cameras are a visible and effective deterrent to speeding drivers.

They are some of the safety camera technologies used by the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads.

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Due to the success of the installations in reducing both offences and collisions, projects are in place to install five more average speed camera routes in Lancashire.

Police announced the five new routes in August 2018.

For more information, visit – https://lancsroadsafety.co.uk/



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