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Notts County Council Takes Bold Speed Camera Stance

Article by: rob brady
Date: 23 Feb 2012

Whilst a number of UK councils have reined back on their use of speed cameras due to stringent budget cuts, Nottinghamshire County Council are going against the grain and installing more speed cameras in their jurisdiction.

The new speed cameras are intended to improve safety on one of the county’s busiest roads – the A614.

Over the past five years, this particular road has been the site of numerous accidents. These have resulted in the death of 9 people, 30 serious injuries and almost 250 minor injuries to those involved.

Notts County Council has also introduced a lower speed limit on the targeted stretch of road between the A60 Leapool Roundabout and the A616 Ollerton Roundabout – now limited to 50mph.

Local Councillor Richard Jackson claimed that "Encouraging drivers to travel at a more appropriate speed should drastically reduce the number of accidents on this road".


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Posted by M8TJT on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:17 pm Reply with quote

At least they seem to be putting them where there are quite a few accidents, not just as cash cows.

Posted by Pirate3000 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:07 pm Reply with quote

are these in the database yet we wonder?

or are they that new....
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Not Lost Yet!! But Jane is always there to help

Posted by M8TJT on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:52 pm Reply with quote

Don't wonder, check the map. It appears that they are 'that new' unless they havn't been deployed yet.

Posted by Darren on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:18 pm Reply with quote

They haven't even been installed yet. we're good but not that good!

Darren Griffin - Editor

Posted by M8TJT on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:01 pm Reply with quote

But with the plethora of SOECS cams in Notts, it looks possible that that's what they'll be

Posted by Darren on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:32 pm Reply with quote

Probably, but it's their locations that we need Wink

Darren Griffin - Editor

Posted by MaFt on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:48 pm Reply with quote

Looks like they're copying Bradford from last year Very Happy



Posted by larryfatcat on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:05 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
At least they seem to be putting them where there are quite a few accidents, not just as cash cows.

Setting an average speed at 50 means people are drooling along ay 45 and I am constantly try to to overtake. I drive a little slower now but overtake three times as much and get ten times more frustrated.
The road is generally benign. The main things to beware of are the hidden dips. These generally have signs but could be made more striking.
The deaths were pretty much all from overtaking and these measures have just encouraged more overtaking

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