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Speed cameras removed along Boston road as reward for good driving

By Boston Target  |  Posted: October 17, 2012

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ONE of Boston's major roads has seen its speed camera removed thanks to the good behaviour of drivers.

People using John Adam's Way will more than likely have noticed the absence of its speed cameras.

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) spokesman John Siddle, said: "Speed cameras are placed at sites where death or serious injury has occurred and of the 21 incidents that have occurred in the last three years, two serious and 19 slight, none were speed related.

"The cameras on John Adams Way have not been active for a number of years because the average speed of vehicles on that road has been low and drivers have kept within the speed limit and observed the regulations."

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership was formed in June 2000 in order to reduce the number of people killed and injured on Lincolnshire's roads.

In March 2006, Lincolnshire was one of only six authorities in the country to be selected as a Beacon Council for its work in promoting road safety and reducing the number of collisions on the county's roads.

Mr Siddle added: "We continued to monitor the average speed on that stretch of road and found drivers were not exceeding the limit so we made the decision to remove the cameras but we will continue to monitor the speed on John Adams Way.

"If the average speed increases we will have the option to re-install the cameras should we need to."

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  • Sedgepeat  |  October 17 2012, 7:59PM

    What utter ballony by John Siddle. It amazes me that John, who admitted on radio, has no idea how limits are set and thus why they are pointing cameras, thinks that accidents are not 'speed related'. Everything is speed related, even a bloke walking into a lam-post. That he confuses speeding with speed is very worrying for people who run speed cameras. Perhaps he should study Understanding Speed and take our little quiz at http://tinyurl.com/d6mbdnz

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  • Localperson55  |  October 17 2012, 5:14PM

    My experience of John Adams Way during the day is stop/start traffic and achieving the speed limit is unlikely before the next red traffic light. I think it would be beneficial and win public support for the Road Safety Partnership to put cameras on some junctions controlled by traffic lights traffic lights and suggest Wragby Road/Outer Circle Road/Drive and/or Broadgate in Lincoln as the first sites. Go on RSP please consider it.

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  • peak3  |  October 17 2012, 5:01PM

    your lucky to be able to do 15mph on that road during the day but now the echo has broadcasted this information, hmmm i wonder? driving through boston is shear hell anyway & if any place warrants a bypass it sure is boston even if its a single carriageway provided those god forsaken tractors keep off it. the A52 from boston towards skegness is another driving hell, most accidents happen through frustration & drivers take the risk, ive seen it. the A52 is one of the poorest roads i have ever driven on for a main artery road out of boston, low speed limits here there & everywhere, tractors grinding you down to under 20mph every 1000 yards, lorries nearly doing the same. once starting from boston to wainfleet this year it took me over an hour & a half. im so looking forward to passing my hellicopter pilots exam.

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  • GeorgeSomme  |  October 17 2012, 2:08PM

    ONE of Boston's major roads has seen its speed camera removed thanks to the good behaviour of drivers===============Now that has got to be one of the stupidist statements ever made by the LRSP it ranks alongside their assertion they aren't cash cows.

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  October 17 2012, 8:16AM

    "The cameras on John Adams Way have not been active for a number of years because the average speed of vehicles on that road has been low and drivers have kept within the speed limit and observed the regulations" At most times of the day, you're doing well if you can get anywhere near the speed limit!

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  • rick29  |  October 17 2012, 8:00AM

    its not been removed because of drivers good behaviour at all its more likely its been removed because there not making money on it. and the LRSP saying speed cameras are placed at sites where death or serious injury has occurred, how do they explain the speed camera on the bypass and the speed camera on skellingthorpe road, i've never heard of accidents in or near these 2 places and all the motorist do is slow down for the camera and speed when they get passed it, motorists running red lights is more of a problem but red light cameras cost more money

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