Cuckney Hill speed camera costs investigated by council

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THE cost of installing speed cameras on Cuckney Hill is currently being investigated by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Chad launched a campaign to improve safety on the A60 between Church Warsop and Cuckney after Luke Winter (24), of Nether Langwith, became the sixth person to be killed on the stretch of road since 2006.

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition backing the proposal, which will be handed over to the council by Chad editor Tracy Powell on 20th September.

Although the full circumstances of the latest tragedy are unknown, there is extensive research to say speed cameras reduce accidents.

A study by scientists from the University of Liverpool showed they reduced accidents by 20 per cent.

Figures released by Cambridgeshire County Council show average speed cameras along the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon have resulted in a 68 per cent fall in deaths and serious injuries.

Suzanne Heydon, group manager for highway safety at the county council, said: “We make money available to fund the installation of safety cameras at locations with high numbers of collisions.

“The cost of static and average time over distance cameras is site specific due to the nature of the requirements at that location. The cost of cameras on Cuckney Hill is currently being investigated.”

Local authorities get a road safety budget from the Department for Transport.

Councils give funds to their local road safety partnership who operate the cameras on their behalf.

Fines raised go directly to the Treasury.

A spokesman from the road safety charity, Brake, said: “The effectiveness of cameras at reducing speeds and casualties has been well recorded in credible academic studies.”