New average speed camera system goes live on Monday

Average speed cameras like these first trialled at Ropsley have now been installed on the A15 between Sleaford and Lincoln and will be live from Monday. EMN-150916-091437001

Average speed cameras like these first trialled at Ropsley have now been installed on the A15 between Sleaford and Lincoln and will be live from Monday. EMN-150916-091437001

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A new average speed camera system installed on the A15 between Sleaford and Lincoln has been completed and is ready for action.

Testing of the installation and systems between Tower Lane and the Navenby junction, 4km further south, has been carried out over the last four weeks and as a result the system will go live from Monday September 21, says a Lincolnshire Road safety Partnership spokesman.

Communications manager John Siddle said the system replaces two static Gatso type cameras that were placed to reduce the amount of collisions that had occurred over the years. He said: “Engineering changes in layout, road marking and signage have also taken place over the last five years and although there has been a slight reduction in casualties we feel that this system, proven to have better speed limit compliance from drivers, will bring about further casualty reductions.”

According to the LRSP, in the past five years (up to current data May 2015) there have been seven serious injuries and 24 slight injuries at this site.

There is no reduction in the national speed limit (60mph for cars and motorcycles) in force on the A15 at this time.

The system transmits the offences to a control centre where they are checked and compiled before being forwarded to the police Central Ticket Office where paperwork is produced and sent to the vehicle owners.

Although the system will not be live until September 21, it is still collecting data and offenses can be processed if there is an exception.

Mr Siddle said: “Drivers should not use this forewarning to drive at high speed through this area – they may still be prosecuted.”

According to LRSP data, the A52 average speed camera system, installed nearly five years ago near Ropsley, has seen a reduction of over 57 per cent in collisions and over 70 per cent reduction in casualties since going live and the Partnership’s expectation is that similar results will follow.