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A6 Speed Camera Torched

Article by: rob brady
Date: 22 Nov 2013

There has been an arson attack on a speed camera on the central reservation of the A6 Loughborough Road, Loughborough in Leicestershire.

A local fire crew extinguished the flames, but the camera has been put temporarily out of action by the attack.

The static speed camera was installed last year following the tragic deaths of two people along that stetch of road.

It has been reported that 2,462 speeding offences have been registered at the site so far this year.

The local Safety Camera Partnership, commented: "We don't have a major local problem with camera arson, however, when it does occur it presents a danger to not only other road users but also our employees who have to deal with the consequences, including inspecting and retrieving fire damaged equipment."

The camera will be out of action until January.


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Posted by Snudge on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:38 pm Reply with quote

It looks to me like the usual 'knee-jerk' reaction after a fatal accident - we must have a speed camera. There is a crossing near the camera and it is highly likely that contributed to the accidents.
Where I live near Peterborough, many of the central reservation crossings on the dual carriageway A1 have been closed to very good effect with a dramatic reduction in accidents.
The fact that 2,462 tickets have been issued show how ineffective this camera is in reducing speed.

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Posted by sussamb on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:47 pm Reply with quote

Oh I dunno ... that's probably 2,462 drivers who might slow down in future Laughing

Where there's a will ... there's a way.

Posted by tc88 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:56 pm Reply with quote

sussamb Wrote:
Oh I dunno ... that's probably 2,462 drivers who might slow down in future Laughing

Well at least for the 50 yards it takes to get past it. Laughing

Posted by Quinny1 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:21 pm Reply with quote

One down, thousands to go. Twisted Evil

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