More sites across Leicestershire could be set to have speed cameras installed.

The county council says that following a successful trial, councillors are considering introducing up to a further seven average speed camera sites.

The new cameras would move locations each year ‘to change driver behaviour in towns and villages’.

The trial saw cameras installed at seven locations – Sharnford, Walcote, Oadby, Groby, Measham, Woodhouse Eaves, and Freeby – and these will remain in place.

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The council and the police will review new sites where communities have previously raised concerns about speeding.

Once sites have been identified, the council would consult with residents about the proposed locations.

The camera in Measham

Councillor Trevor Pendleton, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “I’m delighted that we’re considering trialling the average speed enforcement programme again. It highlights our commitment to make our roads as safe as they can be.

“The scheme has proved that it can make a difference in communities, whose lives are blighted by the effects of speeding motorists, and, if approved, we believe the new cameras will make a positive change to driver behaviour.

“We will also work with communities where average speed cameras are not a suitable option and look at alternative speed enforcement measures, such as our Community Speed Watch scheme and vehicle activated signs.”

The county council says that since the cameras became operational, more than 17 million vehicles passed through the sites.

Some 15,300 of those vehicles, 0.09 per cent, were issued with notices.

Cabinet will consider the report when it meets at 2pm on Tuesday, October 20. The meeting will be webcast, live, at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/webcast and a recording available from the following day.



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