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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 17:49 
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I'm on by telephone at about 5:10pm talking about 'early results' from the A14 specs cameras.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 17:56 
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I'm on by telephone at about 5:10pm talking about 'early results' from the A14 specs cameras.


What results would that be? :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 18:01 
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SafeSpeed wrote:
I'm on by telephone at about 5:10pm talking about 'early results' from the A14 specs cameras.


What results would that be? :)


http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news ... ?ID=241031 (all I have so far).

Perhaps someone would like to paste it as a news story and discuss it there?

Keep this thread to any comments from / about the radio interview, please.

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New speed cameras cut accidents

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/camb ... 140662.stm

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Cameras on the A14 measures average speed of vehicles

The number of vehicle collisions has dropped by more than half since the introduction of average speed cameras on the A14 in Cambridge.
The cameras work out drivers' average speed between two fixed points.

In July and August, the two-month period monitored, there were eight crashes between Huntingdon and the M11 junction.

This compares to 21 for the same period in 2006, Cambridgeshire Police said. Speeding offences have also dropped.

They have fallen from 90 a week, on average, to about 16.

No-one was seriously hurt in the two month period but 12 people were treated for minor injuries.

In the same period in 2006 there were three serious injuries and 36 minor injuries.

Insp Matt Johnson said: "We are still at the early stages of this process and it would be too soon to speculate on the long term impact of the cameras but these initial figures are encouraging.

"Installing the cameras was never about making money through speeding fines but about reducing speed to save lives and reduce serious injuries."
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 20:04 
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SafeSpeed wrote:
I'm on by telephone at about 5:10pm talking about 'early results' from the A14 specs cameras.

No listen again link could be found.

Did anyone hear what was said, or get a reckording ?


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Dr L wrote:
Insp Matt Johnson said: "We are still at the early stages of this process and it would be too soon to speculate on the long term impact of the cameras but these initial figures are encouraging.

Slightly encouraging to see a cursory acknowledgement of possible RTTM if nothing else. So it's only 99.9% of the time that it's completely and deliberately ignored.

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Anyone tell me what the definition of a crash is? If there where say five vehicles involved in a rear ended shut, would that be clashed as five crashes or one?

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Anyone tell me what the definition of a crash is? If there where say five vehicles involved in a rear ended shut, would that be clashed as five crashes or one?

Five before the camera goes in; one afterwards. ;)

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Dixie wrote:
Anyone tell me what the definition of a crash is? If there where say five vehicles involved in a rear ended shut, would that be clashed as five crashes or one?

Five before the camera goes in; one afterwards. ;)


It wouldn't surprise me :) .

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