Speed cameras on notorious road
MOTORISTS could be hit with fines as average speed cameras are set to be enforced on a notorious road.
Speed cameras on the Grane Road went live between Junction 5 of the M65 near Belthorn and the A56 at Haslingden, on November 6.
The stretch of road, just under five miles long, will be monitored by number plate recognition technology to calculate vehicles’ average speed by measuring the time taken to travel between two fixed points.
In the last seven years, two families have lost loved ones in accidents on this road, 13 people have been seriously injured and a further 105 people have received minor injuries.
Inspector Kevin Evans, from the Lancashire Constabulary Roads Policing, said: “This is why we have worked with the Road Safety Partnership to make sure motorists slow down and reduce the risk of death and injury and to ensure the speed limit is effectively enforced.”
Anyone detected breaching the 50mph speed limit could be given the opportunity to attend a speed awareness course, accept a conditional offer of a £100 fixed penalty and three penalty points, or for higher speeds the matter may be referred to court.
On Grane Road are, from left, Ted Robbins, Chief Inspector Kevin Evans, Michael Murray, Rhiannon Leeds, of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership coordinator, and Mark Griffiths.