Alternative to speed cameras is needed
SPeed cameras don’t work. If an average of 1,000 motorists per day are being caught by a speed camera then surely it is obvious that the camera does not achieve its stated objective of reducing speed at the roadworks.
extensive research has shown that vehicle activated signs are both more effective at reducing speed in roadworks and, critically, result in a lower level of accidents involving vehicles or road workers.
So why does Peterborough persist in using fixed speed cameras at roadworks ? Is it the revenue that attracts them – and if so is that enough to cover the high cost of providing a camera, generator, fuel tank etc?
Why not use the less expensive and more effective vehicle activated sign option? There’s no point in asking Clinton Hale as he is the paid mouthpiece of an organisation with a single message – a bit like someone that only possesses a hammer and hence promotes nails as the only viable means of fixing wood.
With regard to the limit on the frank Perkins and Paston parkways they are far too long and up to half a mile of 40mph limit with zero obstructions, workers or alterations to the carriageway just leaves the driver thinking “what the hell is this about” and consequently speeding up to a safe speed for the dual carriageway road.
As for the argument about the missing central reservation barrier – perhaps Mr Hale only travels on motorways but last time I looked every single carriageway road with a 60mph limit seems to be acceptable without a central crash barrier, so get real. The missing barrier is at the roundabout where speeds would be low in any case. PHil THomPson mill road,