1. ITV Report

More Average Speed cameras to be installed in Bedfordshire

Cameras like these in Hampshire will be installed Photo: PA

More average speed cameras will be installed at seven more locations across Bedfordshire, the local council has announced.

The villages of Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow and Willington are set to have the cameras installed, alongside Hillgrounds Road in Kempston and Mile Road in Bedford.

The cameras measure the average speed over a length of road, rather than measuring it at a fixed point.

The council says they'll have a greater impact on reducing speeding, by effecting how fast people choose to drive rather than just slowing down for a speed camera.

They also help drivers choose a more appropriate lower speed across the road network.

Reduce speeding measures to be implemented Credit: PA Images

And the council has emphasised that the cameras are not a money-making scheme, with all the fines being retained by central government.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said:

“Speeding is a common concern for local communities across the Borough, so we are taking action to reduce speeds and make our roads safer. These cameras will join other average speed cameras already in place in our Borough, which have already had a positive impact on road users and local communities. They have brought speeds down, made our roads safer for all and improved the day-to-day experience of those who live in proximity to speeding hotspots.”

– Dave Hodgson