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Somerset reduce number of fixed cameras


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 17 Jun 2010

pocketgpsworld.comSomerset's Safety Camera Partnership have announced a reduction in the number of fixed safety cameras deployed across the county.

Following a reduction in the number of speeding offences detected and a fall in casualties, the partnership plans to remove nine of the 26 fixed cameras in coming weeks.

Dick Bowen, manager of the Safety Camera Partnership (Safecam) said: “I believe our on-going driver education programme is paying dividends. There is now a general acceptance that excessive and inappropriate speed is a major factor in many of the crashes on our roads.

The change of emphasis towards education rather than enforcement is to be welcomed but it should not be forgotten that mobile cameras are not affected by this news.

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Posted by spook51 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:11 am Reply with quote

The cameras being removed are -

A37 Farrington Gurney
A371 Prestleigh, south of Shepton Mallet
B3139 Chilcompton
A39 Green Ore, between Wells and Midsomer Norton
A37 Emborough cross roads, Binegar, north of Shepton Mallet
A370 East Brent, south of Weston-super-Mare
A361 East Lyng, near Taunton
A370 Lympsham, near Weston-super-Mare
A358 Creech Castle, Taunton


 
Posted by Darren on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:14 am Reply with quote

Thanks, I omitted the link to their web-site in error Embarassed

http://www.safecam.org.uk/news/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=67


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:16 am Reply with quote

spook51 Wrote:
The cameras being removed are - {snip}
Is this just a guess, or does your username give a clue. MI5?? Very Happy Very Happy


 
Posted by spook51 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:52 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
spook51 Wrote:
The cameras being removed are - {snip}
Is this just a guess, or does your username give a clue. MI5?? Very Happy Very Happy


Can't say, Official Secrets Act applies. Mum's the word and all that.... Wink


 
Posted by MaFt on Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:37 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
spook51 Wrote:
The cameras being removed are - {snip}
Is this just a guess, or does your username give a clue. MI5?? Very Happy Very Happy


no, they were in the press release. we just didn't post the sites as no doubt people will be submitting remove requests based on the news report rather than when they are actually removed...


MaFt®

 
Posted by pdfbt40 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:13 pm Reply with quote

Welcome news that the partnership believes education (and improved driving standards ?) are the way forward in accident, or is it injury, reduction.

I also notice that the partnership has a far broader membership than many others across the country. Maybe that is what brings a more enlightened view on accident reduction.


 
Posted by spook51 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:30 pm Reply with quote

pdfbt40 Wrote:
Welcome news that the partnership believes education (and improved driving standards ?) are the way forward in accident, or is it injury, reduction.

I also notice that the partnership has a far broader membership than many others across the country. Maybe that is what brings a more enlightened view on accident reduction.


That nice Mr Golicker must have retired/resigned then!


 
Posted by M8TJT on Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:30 am Reply with quote

Sorry, somehow I doubled my last post Confused


 
Posted by Wazza_G on Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:24 am Reply with quote

I noticed the one at Creech Castle on the A358 had disappeared a couple of days ago when I went past the site of it.

Mind you the chances of you going across the junction at speed's remote as you usually get stopped by the lights. I'd be careful as I reckon that they'll convert the redlight cameras to dual purpose ones, so treat with care!


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by DarrenR21373 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:38 pm Reply with quote

News Team Wrote:
Following a reduction in the number of speeding offences detected and a fall in casualties, the partnership plans to remove nine of the 26 fixed cameras in coming weeks.


I believe this says it all - the cameras are making no money and are probably costing more to run than they are raking in in fines.

Call me a synic... sinic... scenic.... err, disbeliever, but whoever believed that speed cameras were ever about anything other than raising revenue?

I know it's hard to accept, but it just goes to prove that our best way of removing these accident-causing devices from our roads is to drive within the speed limit. No money for the Scamera Partnersh*ts, no more scameras.


Drive carefully; the Government needs all the Taxpayers it can get.

 
Posted by Wazza_G on Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:32 pm Reply with quote

The word you were looking for was cynic. Laughing


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
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