Speed Cameras Could Help Cut Road Deaths
8:19am 11th November 2014
The A148 Wooton Road in King's Lynn should have speed cameras to help reduce casualties.
That's the recommendation of a report being discussed by the county council today.
Cameras on the A149 at Heacham meanwhile have been removed due to road changes there.
Ian Temperton is the team manager for Casualty reduction at the council. He says recommendations for cameras come from casualty numbers:
“Essentially all of the sites have come to the top of the list based on the number of causalities, and the link between speed and those crashes. There may be other sites in the county that have more casualties but there’s no link to speed there. The King’s Lynn site is all about dealing with the issues that cause the crashes.”
But it seems there’s a lot more to be done. This meeting is the first of many and will involve police, highways, and other groups:
“We are seeing a bounce back in the number of causalities. They’ve been going down year on year but currently the numbers have plateaued, and we’re not making any progress. That’s why we’ve restarted these road safety partnership meetings. We’ve brought in more people to see what we can do to bring those casualty numbers down.”