Cameras plan for blackspot

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Published Date: 05 September 2008
By Staff Copy
SPEED cameras will be installed at a notorious road accident blackspot within the next year.
Cambridgeshire County Council said average speed cameras would be set up on various stretches of the B1096 at Ramsey Forty Foot, between Chatteris and Ramsey.

Residents living near the spots where the cameras will go will be sent letters informing them of the council’s plans and asking for feedback.

The road, which runs alongside several ditches and drains, has seen a number of fatal accidents, and campaigners have been demanding safety improvements on the most treacherous sections of the road.

The new cameras will work by recording a car twice on the same stretch of road and calculating its average speed.

The news of the installation follows the success of similar cameras on the A14 dual carriageway between Cambridge and Huntingdon after the number of serious crashes fell by more than 80 per cent in a year.

Since the cameras went live in July 2007, just 31 speeding tickets have been issued.