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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Police warn the speed cameras in Nottinghamshire are still operating – don’t take advantage of clear roads

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Nottinghamshire Camera Safety Partnership has warned motorists not to take advantage of the currently clear roads in order to speed.

Nationally there have been reports of motorists reaching excessive speeds on roads, which are now much quieter than usual due to the lockdown restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Nottinghamshire has not seen a particular increase in the number of people speeding, but the Partnership is asking people to remember to still stick to the speed limits in order to save lives.

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While motorists have decreased significantly road use in current times has increased for more vulnerable road users, including cyclists of all ages, horse-riders and pedestrians.

The mobile speed vans are still in operation as are other static speed cameras around the county.

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Insp Simon Allen, speaking on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Camera Safety Partnership Team, said: “Reducing speeding and increasing road safety continues to be a priority for the Nottinghamshire Safety Camera Partnership.

“The traffic on the roads has decreased significantly but this does not mean the roads are safer and anyone speeding will still be putting themselves and other people’s lives in danger, and increasing the risk of harm to the higher than normal numbers of vulnerable road users.

“We would continue to urge drivers to obey the speed limit and reduce their speeds; not to use mobile telephones when driving; or drive when drunk or under the influence of drugs. Likewise, we would also like to urge all occupants of vehicles to wear their seatbelts.

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“Every collision puts an extra strain on our excellent NHS services as they have to treat what are avoidable casualties, and serious personal injury or worse could be the result particularly where excess or inappropriate speeds are present.”

His warning comes as Department for Transport data shows motor vehicle use in Great Britain has fallen by two thirds over the past month, particularly since the UK went into lockdown on 23 March.