‘Av­er­age speed’ cam­eras set up

Stretch of A316 at Sun­bury part of new trial

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

AV­ER­AGE speed cam­eras have been in­stalled along a stretch of the A316 at Sun­bury as part of a trial by Trans­port for Lon­don (TfL).

Older speed cam­eras pre­vi­ously in place on the road, which runs from Sun­bury to Twick­en­ham and into Lon­don, have now been re­moved.

The trial, in four lo­ca­tions across Lon­don, is aimed at over­haul­ing the cap­i­tal’s road safety cam­era net­work, and re­plac­ing hun­dreds of old ‘wet film’ cam­eras with dig­i­tal cam­eras.

Ac­cord­ing to TfL, av­er­age speed cam­eras im­prove speed com­pli­ance be­tween cam­eras along a more ex­ten­sive length of road, rather than just where the cam­era is lo­cated, help­ing to re­duce the num­ber of peo­ple killed or se­ri­ously in­jured.

Work to in­stall the new dig­i­tal sys­tem be­gan at the end of 2014.

Cam­eras on the A316 at Sun­bury have just been in­stalled and will be switched on this sum­mer.

Ben Plow­den, di­rec­tor of strat­egy and plan­ning at TfL, said: “En­sur­ing that all road users are act­ing re­spon­si­bly is vi­tally im­por­tant to en­sure the cap­i­tal’s roads are kept safe for all.

“We are com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing a 40% re­duc­tion in the num­ber of peo­ple killed or se­ri­ously in­jured on the cap­i­tal’s roads by 2020.

“We’ve worked closely with the Lon­don bor­oughs and po­lice on im­ple­ment­ing this im­por­tant up­grade and, we can help fur­ther re­duce the num­ber of un­nec­es­sary speed-re­lated col­li­sions that oc­cur each year.”

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