Speed Cameras in Ware
Published:9 Apr 2003
The town's first speed cameras have arrived with an installation at the foot of the hill on the Hertford Road and by the Red House Garge onthe London Road.
|The London Road Camera|
The £30,000 cameras have been installed by Hertfordshire Highways Partnership in association with Herts Police.
The speed limit on the Ware Road is 30mph and the cameras have been installed to reduce casualty rates and speed ralated accidents. Guidelines issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers suggest that motorists should only be prosecuted if they are exceeding the speed limit by 10% plus 2mph.
A spokeperson for Hertfordshire Highways said that there were no plans to install any more cameras in the immediate future.
|The Hertford Road Camera|
The fixed penalty for speeding is currently £60 plus 3 penalty points, although the government is considering an increase.
The number of people killed or seriously injured around cameras actually increased by 15% when cameras were installed in Essex, although most areas record a fall. It is too early to say whether the new yellow colours of speed cameras would have an effect on motorists but logic would dictate that if more drivers see the camera housings, more will slow down and accidents will reduce still further.
Less than one in ten cameras actually contain film. Have Your Say What do you think about the towns new speed cameras? Have you say on the Ware Online Community Forum
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