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Isle Of Wight To Remove Its Fixed Speed Cameras


Article by: rob brady
Date: 12 Jan 2020

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While some UK areas, and indeed whole countries, are happy to leave inoperative speed cameras in place to successfully fool motorists into reducing their speed, the Isle of Wight, thinks differently.

The three fixed devices are being removed several years after they were taken out of active service.

A Isle of Wight police spokesperson said: "The fixed cameras have been inspected and are at the end of their serviceable life As such, it has been agreed with our partners at Isle of Wight Council and Island Roads these should now be removed."

A council spokesperson said: "Based on a recent inspection, the housing units have reached the end of their serviceable life. The condition of the casings is such that they now require replacement. Rather than meet the cost of installing and maintaining empty casings, the Isle of Wight Council has agreed that all speed camera housing units on the island will be removed."

The police will continue to use mobile speed cameras operated from vans.

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Posted by Brecon on Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:09 am Reply with quote

It is not just three camera locations being removed.
It is two at Horsebridge Hill,Newport, one at Wootton High Street,Wootton Bridge, one at St Johns Hill, Ryde, two at Lake near the school, one on the road past Wilton Garage, entering Shanklin, one on Victoria Road exiting Shanklin to Newport.


 
Posted by Kremmen on Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:37 am Reply with quote

I wonder if they will publish offending/accident statistics for the year after they've been removed.

Plus any related injury hospital admission stats.


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Posted by RobBrady on Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:32 pm Reply with quote

Brecon Wrote:
It is not just three camera locations being removed.
It is two at Horsebridge Hill,Newport, one at Wootton High Street,Wootton Bridge, one at St Johns Hill, Ryde, two at Lake near the school, one on the road past Wilton Garage, entering Shanklin, one on Victoria Road exiting Shanklin to Newport.


Thanks for the update!


Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums

 
Posted by Graculus on Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:53 am Reply with quote

It's almost impossible to speed on the IoW anyway. The locals do seem to drive pretty slowly, so it's inevitable that you'll soon be behind some granny pootling along in their Honda Jazz at 30mph, no matter what road you are on. Very Happy


 
Posted by Kremmen on Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:39 pm Reply with quote

Ah, the Honda Jazz, a retirement home on wheels


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Posted by M8TJT on Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:16 pm Reply with quote

Careful, or I'll tell Mrs. M8 that you said that K.
The little old 1400cc engine in it is not quite as nippy as my 1500 turbo 180odd BHP Civic though.


 
Posted by technik on Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:37 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Careful, or I'll tell Mrs. M8 that you said that K.
The little old 1400cc engine in it is not quite as nippy as my 1500 turbo 180odd BHP Civic though.


Honda have left the UK due to pensioners now driving Mercedes or Land Rovers.

You will need to upgrade from your flat cap Honda Civic.


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Posted by Kremmen on Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:41 am Reply with quote

Once I've fully moved and no longrr need a load lugger I'm eyeing up a Fiesta Titanium X


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