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