Police speed camera sites to go on-line

MOTORISTS in Suffolk will soon be able to find out where all the speed cameras are on the county's roads.A website is being launched tomorrow by the Suffolk Safety Camera Partnership (Safe Cam) in a bid to improve road safety in the county.

MOTORISTS in Suffolk will soon be able to find out where all the speed cameras are on the county's roads.

A website is being launched tomorrow by the Suffolk Safety Camera Partnership (Safe Cam) in a bid to improve road safety in the county.

The website www.suffolksafecom.co.uk will allow users to click on a map detailing camera locations and accident statistics for that particular site.

It will also contain information on road safety campaigns and will be updated weekly with the locations of fixed and mobile cameras.


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SafeCam project manager Terry Marsh said the aim was to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on the county's roads.

Suffolk has a target of reducing the number of accidents in which people are killed or seriously injured by 40% by the year 2010.

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Suffolk SafeCam will do this by targeted camera enforcements at sites with a history of accidents and by trying to change the behaviour of drivers, who drive at inappropriate or excessive speeds.

Mr Marsh said the evidence from blackspot sites where cameras had been used nationally and in Suffolk on the A14 at Haughley, the A140 at Coddenham and the A12 at Benhall, indicated that 60 accidents a could be prevented.

Leaflets will also be distributed to households throughout the county to raise awareness and to promote the website.

SafeCam partners include Suffolk County Council, Suffolk police, Ipswich hospital, Suffolk Magistrates, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Highways Agency.

The scheme will allow money raised from fixed penalty notices to be used solely to cover the costs of operating the cameras.

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