Accident blackspot gets mobile speed camera

Worcester News: Accident blackspot gets mobile speed camera Accident blackspot gets mobile speed camera

A MOBILE speed camera is being set up at an accident black spot in Worcestershire this week.

A speed camera van will enforce the 60mph speed limit on the A46 Sedgeberrow bypass, near Evesham, due to the high number of collisions and speeding problems on the road.

For the 36 month period to the end of July 2010, there has been one crash resulting in two fatalities, six crashes where someone was seriously injured and 46 crashes resulting in minor injuries.

Speed data collected on the Sedgeberrow bypass shows 28 per cent of vehicles exceed the 60mph speed limit and 15 per cent of drivers travel at more than 65mph.

Katy Jenkins, from the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia, said: “Excess speed not only causes collisions but also has a direct impact on the seriousness of a collision.

"Speeding may seem harmless to the driver but it can put themselves and other road users at increased risk.”

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12:21pm Tue 17 Aug 10

Vox populi says...

Quote: "Katy Jenkins, from the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia, said: “Excess speed not only causes collisions but also has a direct impact on the seriousness of a collision."

No somebody pulling out/hitting something/ losing control/ inattention causes collisions!

Yes the speed you hit something does have an impact - agreed.
Quote: "Katy Jenkins, from the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia, said: “Excess speed not only causes collisions but also has a direct impact on the seriousness of a collision." No somebody pulling out/hitting something/ losing control/ inattention causes collisions! Yes the speed you hit something does have an impact - agreed. Vox populi

2:24pm Tue 17 Aug 10

Olga says...

I don't have a problem with this type of camera on this sort of road enforcing a 60mph limit - but the A449 from Ombersley to Kidderminster, big wide dual carriageway very few homes around, and the sneaky vans enforcing a 50 mph limit, come on where is the sense in this? The road outside our house is a 60 limit and is less than 4 metres wide in places.
Perhaps the Safer Roads Partnership would get better support if there could be more common sense in setting the speed limits - BTW I'm not suggesting the A449 north of Ombersley should be 70mph as there are few central barriers, but a sensible 60 really wouldn't be a problem.
I don't have a problem with this type of camera on this sort of road enforcing a 60mph limit - but the A449 from Ombersley to Kidderminster, big wide dual carriageway very few homes around, and the sneaky vans enforcing a 50 mph limit, come on where is the sense in this? The road outside our house is a 60 limit and is less than 4 metres wide in places. Perhaps the Safer Roads Partnership would get better support if there could be more common sense in setting the speed limits - BTW I'm not suggesting the A449 north of Ombersley should be 70mph as there are few central barriers, but a sensible 60 really wouldn't be a problem. Olga

7:35pm Tue 17 Aug 10

jb says...

For the 36 month period to the end of July 2010, there has been one crash resulting in two fatalities, six crashes where someone was seriously injured and 46 crashes resulting in minor injuries.

Didn't it occur to the person gathering this information that quite early on in this 36 month time span that something needed to be done? It's all very well putting a van out but this is a temporary measure and as soon as they turn their back the idiots will just carry on until the next crash. This is a stretch of road where death and destruction has been documented so it may take far more than this to cure the problem.
For the 36 month period to the end of July 2010, there has been one crash resulting in two fatalities, six crashes where someone was seriously injured and 46 crashes resulting in minor injuries. Didn't it occur to the person gathering this information that quite early on in this 36 month time span that something needed to be done? It's all very well putting a van out but this is a temporary measure and as soon as they turn their back the idiots will just carry on until the next crash. This is a stretch of road where death and destruction has been documented so it may take far more than this to cure the problem. jb
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