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More Average Speed Cameras to Be Installed Across Bedford Borough

March 8, 2019 9:00 AM

Mayor Dave Hodgson announcing the new Average Speed Cameras in ColmworthAverage speed cameras are being installed at seven more locations across Bedford Borough later this year.

The villages of Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow and Willington are set to have average speed cameras installed, alongside Hillgrounds Road in Kempston and Mile Road in Bedford.

These cameras measure the average speed over a length of road, rather than measuring it at a fixed point. This means they have a greater long term effect on how fast people choose to drive rather than just slowing down for a speed camera. They also help drivers choose a more appropriate lower speed across the road network.

The Council does not make money from the cameras, with the fines being retained by Central Government.

Commenting, Mayor Dave Hodgson said "Speeding is a common concern for local communities across the Borough, so we are taking action to reduce speeds and make our roads safer. These cameras will join other average speed cameras already in place in our Borough, which have already had a positive impact on road users and local communities. They have brought speeds down, made our roads safer for all and improved the day-to-day experience of those who live in proximity to speeding hotspots."