A10 average speed cameras made permanent by Commissioner
The average speed cameras on the A10 have been made permanent after a successful two year trial.

In a £320,000 project by Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd and Hertfordshire Constabulary the temporary cameras have now been upgraded and will remain on the stretch of road between Cheshunt to Broxbourne.

They were first installed in July 2016 following a successful £128,000 bid to the Commissioner’s Road Safety Fund after reports of groups of motorists racing each other along the dual carriageway.

  Mr Lloyd inspecting the new cameras over the A10 in Broxbourne

Now another £202,000 has been spent from the fund by to upgrade the camera set up and fund future maintenance.

Visiting the site to inspect the new cameras Mr Lloyd said: “The trial of the cameras was a major success an there is no longer a problem with groups racing along that section of the A10.

“It was obviously very dangerous for themselves and other road users, as well as causing noise and anti-social behaviour for local residents.

“These successful bids to my Road Safety Fund show local people do have a say on the problems that affect them and can help me make a real difference to their lives.

Mr Lloyd added: “My Road Safety Fund will soon be opening for bids for its fourth year and we will be welcoming bids from across the county for schemes to make our roads safer.”

Broxbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Gerry Harrison said: “The safety of those who use our road networks forms part of our wider strategy to maintain a safe Broxbourne.

“We’re very pleased that the cameras, which have made a real difference to the safety of all road users on the A10 and the quality of life of the surrounding community, have been made permanent.”
    A total of £340,00 has been spent on the scheme - paid for by traffic fines

The Road Safety Fund uses money generated from motorists who have committed driving offences and been ordered to pay court costs following prosecution, or who have attended speed awareness courses.

Since the cameras have been installed hundreds of motorists have been fined for exceeding the 70mph limit.

For more details on the Road Safety Fund please visit the Commissioner’s website at http://www.hertscommissioner.org/road-safety-fund