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New measures to save more lives on Lancashire's roads

Average speed camera 1

6:00am 9th January 2017

13 people lost their lives on these Lancashire roads in almost six years and now police are trying to bring that number down to 0.

Officers are putting up new average speed cameras on the routes to make them safer for us to use.

That means drivers won't be able to avoid punishment for breaking the speed limit by slowing down just before the camera.

The new system tracks their number plate and finds out their speed average speed traveling along that road.

It's starting today (9th Jan) on London Road in Preston between Winery Road and Albyn Street East before being rolled out on the other roads in our county until they're all in place by the end of 2017.

Average speed camera 2

[You'll see these signs as you approach the speed restricted zones]

Lancashire Road Safety Partnership is starting the project to hopefully bring down the high speeds they see on these roads which will save more lives.

Lancashire Constabulary's Assistant Chief Constable Tim Jacques, Chair of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, said:

"We don't want to catch you speeding. Our primary aim is for all drivers to adhere to the safe speed limits on our roads, and these particular roads are proven to be amongst some of our most dangerous.

"It is well researched and documented that speeding can kill, but we know that a combination of education, engineering and enforcement can change behaviours and save lives. This is particularly important where there are recurring problems.

"The Partnership vision, 'Towards Zero', is that we work towards preventing all collisions that result in death or serious injury. Using clearly signed average speed cameras will play a vital role as part of this vision."

A6 London Road route map

[Here's where the first phase of the scheme is starting]

Research has shown that the number of deaths and serious collisions falls by about a third after average speed cameras go up.

Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:

"In an ideal world drivers would observe the speed limit and we would never have speed related casualties and deaths; but we all know that that is not the case.

"The casualty toll on these routes has to be tackled and therefore I am pleased that the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership is investing to make these routes safer for all.

"Evidence shows that speed is often a factor in road deaths and serious collisions, so these measures should help to save lives."

County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

"Our roads have become much safer over the past decade with far fewer casualties overall.

"However there are particular roads where the record of speed related casualties remains high, despite considerable investment in targeted safety engineering measures.

"The evidence suggests that average speed cameras will help to tackle this problem, and I look forward to these roads becoming safer following their introduction."

The average speed cameras are being introduced on these roads covering traffic in both directions:

- A565 Southport Road (1.2m) between B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane roundabout at Banks.
- A583 Preston New Road (7.5m) between M55 Junction 3 (Peel Road, Peel Hill), through Kirkham bypass, and Blackpool Road at Preston Old Road, Clifton.
- A588 Head Dyke Lane, Pilling (2m) between Fold House Caravan Park and Bourbles Lane.
- A59 Brockholes Brow, Preston (0.5m) between M6 junction 31 and Glenluce Drive.
- A6 London Road, Preston (0.7m) between Capitol Centre (Winery Lane) and Albyn Street East.
- A675 in Belmont (8.5m) between M65 junction 3, through Abbey Village and Belmont to Scout Road.
- A682 Gisburn Road, Pendle (5.2m) between A59 at Gisburn and Whittycroft Avenue (between Barrowford and Blacko).
- B6232 Grane Road, Haslingden (4.7m) between A56 through Haslingden Grane to A6177 Elton Road junction with Sough Lane.

All routes map

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