Average speed cameras improve driver
behaviour on Lancashire’s Roads

25.03.2022

Road collisions and casualties have been significantly reduced on eight routes across Lancashire thanks to the installation of average speed cameras.

The systems, introduced between March 2017 and August 2018, have led to a reduction in speeding vehicles on all eight routes, with some, such as Grane Road in Haslingden reducing detections of excess speed by over 70%.

Superintendent Damian Darcy, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “Slower speeds mean safer roads for all road users, residents and communities.

"We thank those drivers who obey the limits. We are pleased to see that the number of both collisions and offences detected on these roads has reduced so significantly.

"Those who continue to choose to speed on Lancashire’s roads will not be tolerated and offenders will continue to be dealt with appropriately."

Average speed cameras are a visible and effective deterrent to speeding drivers. They are part of a range of safety camera technologies used by the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, which operates to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads.

Due to the success of the installations in reducing both offences and collisions, projects are in place to install five further average speed camera routes across Lancashire.

 

 

 

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