‘Average speed’ cameras set up
Stretch of A316 at Sunbury part of new trial
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.”