You may be aware of that the installation of the new average speed camera scheme on the A583 Blackpool Road is now complete. We wanted to let you know that the cameras will go live, and be enforced, from Tuesday 6 March.
The cameras sit between Wrea Green roundabout, through Kirkham bypass to Newton-with-Scales, west of Clifton. It is the seventh of eight routes across the county to go live.
The Lancashire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) gave the go ahead for the scheme in 2016 and in January 2017 it announced the chosen routes in a bid to reduce road casualties and collisions. The Partnership decided to adopt the system of using average speed cameras as motorist compliance has consistently improved on a variety of road types using the system in other parts of the UK.
The cameras will use number plate recognition technology to detect vehicles and calculate their average speed by measuring the time taken to travel between fixed points of a known distance apart. We hope that the introduction of the system will positively influence driver behaviour and ensure that motorists comply with the set limits on roads, resulting in a safer environment for all road users.
There will be sanctions for anyone detected breaching the speed limits. Where eligible, they will be given the opportunity to attend a speed awareness course to learn about the dangers of speeding, accept a conditional offer of a fixed penalty (currently ï¿½100 and 3 penalty points) or for higher speeds the matter may be referred to court.
Further information about average speed cameras can be found on our website here www.lancashire.police.uk/help-advice/road-safety/average-speed-cameras/.