Speed cameras turned back on

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 February 2015


POLICE are reactivating some speed cameras in a bid to improve safety on the roads - but the majority in North Somerset will remain switched off.

Avon and Somerset police says the cameras, which were deactivated in 2011, add value to road safety but last year North Somerset Council leaders refused an offer from the constabulary to sell its cameras for £1 apiece.

Police have begun to reactivate 29 cameras in the force area. One of them, in New Bristol Road in Worle, has been on since November and this will be the only one to remain on in North Somerset.

Police road safety Superintendent Richard Corrigan said: “Our message is loud and clear – drivers should assume that all roadside fixed cameras are now operational and to drive accordingly.

“Drivers who choose to exceed the speed limit can expect to be caught and prosecuted. The ongoing work we have undertaken with our partners to reinstate static speed cameras in the force area is based on national research showing that cameras add value to road safety.”

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