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  1. Published on: 05/07/2017 10:54 AMReported by: roving-eye
    Contractors were today busy installing the cameras on the A565 Tarleton bypass.Along with the cameras are infra red lights to illuminate the road at night time.

    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. Average Speed Check signage will be used to inform drivers that they are entering an average speed control zone. The introduction of the system is intended to positively influence driver behaviour and ensure that motorists comply with the set limits on roads, resulting in a safer environment for all road users.
         

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  3. BrigNowPort says:05/07/2017 11:32 AM
    http://www.safe2travel.co.uk/more_in...?current_id=89

    A565 Southport New Road installation nearly complete on the original route (Mere Brow to Banks). Testing and configuration will be put on hold to tie in with the extension of the route. No enforcement date has been set yet.

    So almost there - good to see everyone behaving and sticking to 50mph along that stretch. Get into a good habit now then you're not caught out when they go live!

  4. dav says:05/07/2017 01:23 PM
    Ludicrous and unnecessary kerching! collection point on the motorist. That route always used to be National Speed Limit applies and is certainly suitable for that. The nannies and killjoys are trying to remove all the pleasure from driving.

  5. Coastal99 says:05/07/2017 01:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by dav View Post
    Ludicrous and unnecessary kerching! collection point on the motorist. That route always used to be National Speed Limit applies and is certainly suitable for that. The nannies and killjoys are trying to remove all the pleasure from driving.
    So your definition of driving pleasure is the extra 20 mph from 50 - 70 ? Bit sad don't you think ?

  6. Sproggy the Cat says:05/07/2017 01:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BrigNowPort View Post
    http://www.safe2travel.co.uk/more_in...?current_id=89

    A565 Southport New Road installation nearly complete on the original route (Mere Brow to Banks). Testing and configuration will be put on hold to tie in with the extension of the route. No enforcement date has been set yet.

    So almost there - good to see everyone behaving and sticking to 50mph along that stretch. Get into a good habit now then you're not caught out when they go live!
    I would say about 60% are taking any notice of the 50mph limit at the moment.
    Getting people to stick to the 70mph would have been a good start.

  7. RobinC says:05/07/2017 03:58 PM
    I don;t have a problem with the 50mph limit, it is the inconsistancy that is odd. Driving from Southport it is 50 mph all the way to the first traffic lights, then it goes up to 60 mph for a couple of hundred yards, then down to 40 mph to the bridge.

    If you drive out of Tarleton along Gorse Lane towards Southport, a narrow country lane, the limit is 60mph - seems stupid

  8. justbecause says:05/07/2017 05:10 PM
    This has absolutely nothing to do with road safety, it's a money making scheme. What really pi$$es me off is that the Police and the Council try to treat us as idiots by telling us it's a road safety issue.
    If the Authorities really had any intentions of increasing road safety, they'd do something about the state of road surfaces, which in many cases are death traps waiting to happen. As this in itself does not bring in any extra revenue it won't happen.
    Speed cameras situated in inappropriate areas are nothing more than an investment.

  9. TDM900 says:05/07/2017 06:12 PM
    Are there not supposed to be camera warning signs before the start of the speed limit area?? Not seen any yet!

  10. Ceam says:05/07/2017 06:33 PM
    It's only money making if you break the limit. You can't say there hasn't been enough publicity about this.

  11. silver fox says:05/07/2017 08:24 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ceam View Post
    It's only money making if you break the limit. You can't say there hasn't been enough publicity about this.
    The reason for the cameras being there is just as a cash cow, not related in any way to road safety, the best option would be simply to change the one junction where 99% of all accidents have been, the rest of the road is perfectly safe.

    I think we all know that staying within the limit will not cost us financially, but will it help traffic flow? very much doubt it.

  12. lawed143 says:05/07/2017 08:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    The reason for the cameras being there is just as a cash cow, not related in any way to road safety, the best option would be simply to change the one junction where 99% of all accidents have been, the rest of the road is perfectly safe.

    I think we all know that staying within the limit will not cost us financially, but will it help traffic flow? very much doubt it.
    Surely it's only a cash cow if drivers break the speed limit. I would suggest it's probably cost more to install that it will recover in the shorter term and will likely be years before payback.

  13. Ceam says:05/07/2017 09:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    The reason for the cameras being there is just as a cash cow, not related in any way to road safety, the best option would be simply to change the one junction where 99% of all accidents have been, the rest of the road is perfectly safe.

    I think we all know that staying within the limit will not cost us financially, but will it help traffic flow? very much doubt it.
    So traffic flow will suffer if people stick to the speed limit. I guess it that attitude that made them install a camera in the first place, and reduce the speed of the whole road to 50mph so the can use an average speed camera.

  14. Golden Goal says:05/07/2017 10:00 PM
    I've been driving that way to Preston for more than 30 years without incident. I doubt these cameras will make the road safer, not because people will speed but because people will now be too cautious and spend more time trying to stay within the ridiculously low speed limit. Traffic flow will be condensed and fewer will use the outside lane - how can you overtake if everyone is driving at the same speed? The authorities should have invested the considerable sum these cameras have cost to catch those who endanger others, not innocent drivers who inadvertently stray a few mph over the limit. Almost all of the accidents along there happen in the (former) 50mph zone anyway.

  15. Ceam says:05/07/2017 10:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Goal View Post
    I've been driving that way to Preston for more than 30 years without incident. I doubt these cameras will make the road safer, not because people will speed but because people will now be too cautious and spend more time trying to stay within the ridiculously low speed limit. Traffic flow will be condensed and fewer will use the outside lane - how can you overtake if everyone is driving at the same speed? The authorities should have invested the considerable sum these cameras have cost to catch those who endanger others, not innocent drivers who inadvertently stray a few mph over the limit. Almost all of the accidents along there happen in the (former) 50mph zone anyway.
    Correct, a 50 mph zone that is not adhered to. Hence why the average speed cameras have been introduced, and for average speed cameras to be affective there has to be an average speed. So that's the whole road made 50mph. IF drivers had reduced their speed in the first place none of this would have been needed. Now we all have to sit on the naughty chair, because of those that couldn't reduce their speed on one section of the road.

  16. justbecause says:05/07/2017 10:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ceam View Post
    Correct, a 50 mph zone that is not adhered to. Hence why the average speed cameras have been introduced, and for average speed cameras to be affective there has to be an average speed. So that's the whole road made 50mph. IF drivers had reduced their speed in the first place none of this would have been needed. Now we all have to sit on the naughty chair, because of those that couldn't reduce their speed on one section of the road.
    So surely that is the section of road that should be monitored.


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