Average speed cameras improve driver behaviour on Lancashire’s Roads

Eight routes across Lancashire installed with average speed cameras between March 2017 and August 2018 have proven to reduce both collisions and casualties – and since the average speed cameras were introduced, speeding offences have reduced by more than half. 

Analysis of the impact the average speed cameras have had in the two years since they went live demonstrates they have been successful in reducing the number of speeding vehicles on all eight routes, with some, such as Grane Road, having huge success, reducing detections of excess speed by over 70 per cent.

Supt Damian Darcy, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “Slower speeds mean safer roads for all road users, residents and communities. We thank those drivers who obey the limits. We are pleased to see that the number of both collisions and offences detected on these roads has reduced so significantly. Those who continue to choose to speed on Lancashire’s roads will not be tolerated and offenders will continue to be dealt with appropriately.”

Average speed cameras are a visible and effective deterrent to speeding drivers. They are part of a range of safety camera technologies used by the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, the aim of which is to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads.

Due to the success of the installations in reducing both offences and collisions, projects are in place to install five further average speed camera routes in Lancashire around the county.

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