Work to start next month on 4.5-mile stretch
MORE average speed cameras are set to go live on a 4.5-mile stretch of the A14 after recent statistics found the area had an accident rate "considerably higher than the national average." Work is scheduled to start next month on the section from junction 31 to junction 34 and expected to be completed by the end of March.Paul Sinfield, Highways Agency route performance manager, said: “The accident rate on the A14 between Girton and Fen Ditton is considerably higher than the national average."A 13-mile section of the A14 between Huntingdon and Cambridge has already been armed with the average camera system, which has saved the economy a claimed £4.3 million annually in post-crash costs.
Posted: 11/11/2010 at 15:16
Based on what?
Every single site this has been used on has had a big reduction in collisions and a huge reduction in injury collisions.
Despite what protesters constantly say, the overwhelming evidence shows that people are just more focussed in general driving through average speed zones. In reality no-one needs more than an occasional cursory glance at the speedo to maintain a speed below the limit - we all managed it for our driving tests as inexperienced teenagers! - was that dangerous?
Posted: 12/11/2010 at 09:40
The accident rate is higher than the national average simply because the A14 is shit.
The traffic is too heavy for a dual carriageway (it should have been a three lane motorway).
The slip roads are far too short to allow many vehicles to match speed when joining the carriageway - meaning small bikes have to find a space between HGVs travelling faster than they are, and HGVs travelling significantly slower than the rest of the traffic suddenly pulling out in front of you.
SPECS cameras won't help at all. Someone should shoot the f#ckwits who gave this road the go-ahead.
Posted: 12/11/2010 at 11:53
FUCK ALL TO DO WITH ACCIDENTS , ITS TO DO WITH MONEY AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN .
AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN TECHNOLOGY WE MOVE BACKWARDS IN TRANSPORT . WE ALL ARE TOLD SPEED IS A KILLER , SO HOW SLOW ARE WE GOING TO GO .
AS FOR THOSE OLD BASTARDS WITH THE SPEED GUNS LOL , THEY ARE LUCK THEY ARNT LIVING IN MY VILLAGE . ( WANABE COPS ) ITS ALL TO DO WITH THERE EGO , NOTHING ELSE .
Posted: 16/11/2010 at 18:05
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