Speed camera set on fire for a second time

Worcester News: Speed camera set on fire for a second time Speed camera set on fire for a second time

A SPEED camera has been set alight for the second time in three months.

An item was placed on top of the camera based on the A449 Wolverhampton Road at Broadwaters then set alight at about 5.49am yesterday.

A woman called the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and the police also attended.

Previously, a tyre was set alight at the base of the same camera at 5.40am on Sunday, September 29.

Police are investigating both incidents as arson and are appealing for people to come forward if they saw any suspicious activity there at the relevant time yesterday or if they know anything that could help the investigation.

Anna Higgins, communications manager for the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia, said: “The speed enforcement site on Wolverhampton Road in Kidderminster was launched in November 2012.

“The camera was installed to try and reduce the speed of vehicles using the road after speed data identified that a significant proportion of motorists were breaking the 30mph speed limit, and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor.

“Enforcement activity aims to improve the safety of the road and the quality of life for people living in the area.

"The mindless vandalism that has taken place here again reflects the attitude present in fortunately only a minority of individuals who disregard others and try to undermine positive action.

“This site houses a digital camera which automatically transfers data to a remote back office location in real-time.

"Therefore, acts of vandalism will have no impact on evidence captured on it.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the arson are asked to contact Sergeant Malcolm Blyth at Kidderminster Police Station on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 42-S-091213 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:19pm Tue 10 Dec 13

RobertR says...

I wonder if Anna Higgins sounds like a Dalek?.
It sounds like a load of Typical Dalekspeak spewed out by these idiots.
They even believe this rubbish.
I wonder if Anna Higgins sounds like a Dalek?. It sounds like a load of Typical Dalekspeak spewed out by these idiots. They even believe this rubbish. RobertR

1:21am Wed 11 Dec 13

Old Uncle says...

The word for the day is "mindless"
The word for the day is "mindless" Old Uncle

2:18am Wed 11 Dec 13

tub_thumper says...

Wonder if it was a Chinese Lantern? (I'm being sarcastic by the way...)
Wonder if it was a Chinese Lantern? (I'm being sarcastic by the way...) tub_thumper

11:35am Wed 11 Dec 13

Guy66 says...

"and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor."

The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents...........
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"and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor." The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents........... ..... Guy66

2:48pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Brummagem Bertie says...

Guy66 wrote:
"and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor."

The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents...........

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If there was any truth in the hoary old chestnut you insist on repeating, KSI accidents at speed camera sites would not consistently show a significant reduction, when said cameras reduce the speed of those driving past. Trouble is, KSI accident rates do consistently and significantly reduce once speed cameras have been installed.

It may be an inconvenient truth for many speeding motorists and their apologists, but the truth it be.
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: "and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor." The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents........... .....[/p][/quote]If there was any truth in the hoary old chestnut you insist on repeating, KSI accidents at speed camera sites would not consistently show a significant reduction, when said cameras reduce the speed of those driving past. Trouble is, KSI accident rates do consistently and significantly reduce once speed cameras have been installed. It may be an inconvenient truth for many speeding motorists and their apologists, but the truth it be. Brummagem Bertie

9:43pm Wed 11 Dec 13

i-cycle says...

RobertR wrote:
I wonder if Anna Higgins sounds like a Dalek?.
It sounds like a load of Typical Dalekspeak spewed out by these idiots.
They even believe this rubbish.
I assume by this comment you think you know better and support drivers who exceed the speed limit!
[quote][p][bold]RobertR[/bold] wrote: I wonder if Anna Higgins sounds like a Dalek?. It sounds like a load of Typical Dalekspeak spewed out by these idiots. They even believe this rubbish.[/p][/quote]I assume by this comment you think you know better and support drivers who exceed the speed limit! i-cycle

9:50pm Wed 11 Dec 13

i-cycle says...

Guy66 wrote:
"and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor."

The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents...........

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We obviously need more education and awareness for all road users but surely speed limits do help to reduce collisions and injuries.

If there were no speed limits do you really think that more drivers would drive responsibly no matter how much education and awareness was provided?

Surely by appearing to undermine the use of speed limits you are yourself undermining attempts to 'educate' and make road users aware that they should adjust their speed to meet varying road conditions?
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: "and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor." The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents........... .....[/p][/quote]We obviously need more education and awareness for all road users but surely speed limits do help to reduce collisions and injuries. If there were no speed limits do you really think that more drivers would drive responsibly no matter how much education and awareness was provided? Surely by appearing to undermine the use of speed limits you are yourself undermining attempts to 'educate' and make road users aware that they should adjust their speed to meet varying road conditions? i-cycle

9:51pm Wed 11 Dec 13

i-cycle says...

Brummagem Bertie wrote:
Guy66 wrote:
"and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor."

The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents...........


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If there was any truth in the hoary old chestnut you insist on repeating, KSI accidents at speed camera sites would not consistently show a significant reduction, when said cameras reduce the speed of those driving past. Trouble is, KSI accident rates do consistently and significantly reduce once speed cameras have been installed.

It may be an inconvenient truth for many speeding motorists and their apologists, but the truth it be.
Here Hear!
[quote][p][bold]Brummagem Bertie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: "and a number of collisions had taken place where speed was a contributory factor." The old favorite speed, does anybody know when an incident involving a vehicle did not require either forward or backward motion to cause it. (i.e. 99% on incidents involve some form of 'speed' or travel). Most of the time the major excuse for these sites is speed when we all know driver education and driver awareness contributes the majority of the factors in all incidents........... .....[/p][/quote]If there was any truth in the hoary old chestnut you insist on repeating, KSI accidents at speed camera sites would not consistently show a significant reduction, when said cameras reduce the speed of those driving past. Trouble is, KSI accident rates do consistently and significantly reduce once speed cameras have been installed. It may be an inconvenient truth for many speeding motorists and their apologists, but the truth it be.[/p][/quote]Here Hear! i-cycle

7:43am Thu 12 Dec 13

PrivateSi says...

It's a wonder there are ANY speed cameras left in Britain the amount of people with an axe to grind they've p****ed off over the years...
It's a wonder there are ANY speed cameras left in Britain the amount of people with an axe to grind they've p****ed off over the years... PrivateSi

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