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Average speed cameras

Financial constraints should not prevent the widespread adoption of average speed cameras, suggests Vysionics’ Geoff Collins

Geoff Collins is the sales and marketing director for Vysionics ITS, responsible for all permanent route management solutions and temporary roadworks schemes, where SPECS camera systems have been used to provide both safer and smoother traffic flows
Geoff Collins is the sales and marketing director for Vysionics ITS, responsible for all permanent route management solutions and temporary roadworks schemes, where SPECS camera systems have been used to provide both safer and smoother traffic flows
Average speed cameras, Vysionics suggests, can produce environmental and congestion reducing benefits, as well as safety ones
Average speed cameras, Vysionics suggests, can produce environmental and congestion reducing benefits, as well as safety ones
Average speed check cameras are set to become an increasingly common sight, Collins believes
Average speed check cameras are set to become an increasingly common sight, Collins believes

 

The first average speed cameras hit our streets more than a decade ago, when Nottingham City Council installed two pilot schemes on urban streets with a significant casualty history. At the time this was a bold move, using a technology and approach that was new, little understood and unproven. Eleven years on, however, more than forty permanent and two hundred temporary (roadworks) SPECS installations have been operated, providing a wealth of data on the impact of average speed technology. The...

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