Police Commissioner extends A10 camera funding
The Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, has announced that funding for the average speed cameras on the A10 in Broxbourne has been extended.

The cameras were due to be dismantled last Monday (December 12th) following the end of a six month pilot to reduce illegal road racing and anti-social driving.

During the pilot almost 150 speeding offences were recorded by the cameras, with 18 of those caught driving in excess 100 mph. The highest recorded average speed over the kilometre distance was 131 mph.

David Lloyd said: “This has been a highly successful trial and at first glance of the data suggests it has reduced the problem of road racing in this area.  However, in order to fully understand the data collected and what the next steps should be, the cameras will remain in place.”

The average speed cameras were approved by the Strategic Road Safety Partnership following a successful bid to the Road Safety Fund from Hertfordshire Constabulary.

The Commissioner added: “The Road Safety Fund is a key part of the Offender Pays theme in my new Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan. It uses income generated from motorists who break the law to help change behaviour and make improvements in road safety.”

The second round of the Road Safety Fund opened this month and closes on the 22nd January 2017. Public sector organisations, voluntary sector, community groups and businesses are eligible to apply. More details can be found at the Commissioner’s website.