New Speed Camera Deployed in Neston Area
|Published: 25th February 2016 10:56|
Cheshire Constabulary has invested in 16 state-of-the-art speed enforcement devices which are some of the most advanced compact all-in-one digital video cameras.
A speed camera similar to the one now being utilised in Neston.
One of these is being deployed in the Neston area, operated by trained police officers and police community support officers.
The camera, which has an in-built laser, measures speed as well as calculating traveling time and distance between two following vehicles. It also produces videos and still images for evidential purposes.
Police officers, PCSOs and the Special Constabulary officers are being trained in the use of the devices to proactively tackle speeding.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts said: "The rules of the road are there for a reason and this new piece of kit will help us to enhance the work officers do to reinforce speed limits within the county and reinforce our commitment to making Cheshire's roads safer."
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said: "The public often tell me that road safety and speeding is a priority for them and I have made it one of my priorities.
"The new device is a real benefit to tackling those who choose to flout the law when it comes to speeding. Speed limits are there for a very good reason, they are to help you and other road users get from ‘a to b' safely.
"These cameras will form another part of our armoury in tackling those who make our roads dangerous - be it through drink or drugs, using mobile phones or driving above the lawful speed limits."
Sgt Daniel Greenhalgh from Neston's local police team added: "Road safety is a continuing theme amongst the feedback from the local public and one that we act upon through Community Speed Watch (CSW) with local volunteers and PCSOs.
"Unfortunately we do find plenty of repeat drivers who ignore the limits and who are often locals. This new technology will be used in addition to CSW sessions, the difference being this will result in enforcement rather than a warning letter or visit.
"Speed limits are there for public safety. A driver's decision to speed can have serious consequences far and above the enforcement outcome they might find through their letter box.
"This is not about trying to catch drivers out, it is about safer roads in your local community."