Speed cameras to be introduced on busy A614 between Ollerton and Nottingham

SPEED cameras are set to be introduced on the busy A614 road between Ollerton and Nottingham in an effort to improve safety and reduce the number of accidents.

Over the last five years, 283 people have been killed or injured in accidents on the route, including six in one crash at Bilsthorpe in February 2009.

Nottinghamshire County Council has already introduced a slower 50mph speed limit and improved road markings and signs.

Now work is set to begin to install cameras, which elsewhere has led to an 80 per cent reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured.

Coun Richard Jackson, the county council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said this week: “Any measures to improve the safety of this road are welcome.

“Encouraging drivers to travel at a more appropriate speed should drastically reduce the number of accidents on this road.”