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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:20 am    Post subject: Increase in Average Speed Camera Tickets Reply with quote

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It seems that some drivers still don't believe that they will be caught by average speed cameras. Despite years of operation, many still speed through these point-to-point zones.

Although only a small fraction of the overall amount of motorists who travel through these zones are caught, it still represents a significant amount of people that are either ignorant of how these cameras work (including foreign drivers), lose concentration or blatantly ignore the speed limit. Many probably believe that they aren't actually switched on.

You would assume that as motorists get ticketed, read about the cameras in the news or hear stories about friends and family getting caught, the figures would reduce. Well, that is not necessarily the case on a stretch of the A127 in Essex.

Figures show that there has been an increase from 2,411 caught speeding in 2011-12 to 2,831 in the last 12 months - on a more positive note, serious accidents have reduced by almost 50% since the cameras were introduced.

South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe commented: "Itís welcome the A127 is clearly safer than it was before the cameras were introduced, as the whole purpose of this kind of enforcement technology is to prevent people being killed and seriously injured."

He added: "It's interesting that, despite this, more people are being caught speeding now and I do wonder whether that's a deliberate non-adherence or whether there are still people unaware of what the speed limit is at certain points and, if that is the case, perhaps better signage is needed."

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's right, clutter up the roadside with even more unnecessary signage.
As the figures compare 2011-12 with 2015-16, I wonder what happened in the three missing years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15? Or is it that these particular figures do not fit their argument and they are getting excited about a 17% blip over the norm, when the 'revert to the norm' is likely to happen during 2016-17
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the article, in the three missing years no-one from The Evening Gecko remembered to ask for the figures.

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up from 2,411 in 2011-12 when the Echo made the same Freedom of Information request
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2831 out of how many using this road? Without the overall traffic numbers for each year to work out the percentage of offenders the comparison is pretty meaningless.
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