Posted: 13.09.21 at 08:45 by Matthew Smith and Layth Yousif
If you're thinking about speeding in Hitchin then just don't.
In a bid to deter - and catch - motorists who break the speed limit across our town and beyond, two more road safety camera vans are now being employed.
The move by Hertfordshire Constabulary is to address concerns about speeding motorists.
Since March two of the distinctive camera vans have been targeting stretches of roads across the county, where residents or businesses have highlighted speeding as an issue.
But on Thursday (September 9) Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd revealed that there now two MORE.
Mr Lloyd – whose office has funded the vehicles – confirmed the increase in vehicles at a meeting of the county council’s public health and community safety cabinet panel, on Thrsday (September 9).
He suggested this could mean areas within each of the 10 district or boroughs across our county including North Herts could be visited TWICE a week – though this would not necessarily be the case.
“We have got four vans, we have got 10 districts,” he said.
“It is my wish that we use them as much as we can – and that we try and spread it as much as possible through the districts.”
The camera vans are designed to be used on stretches of road where there are concerns about speeding.
These are not necessarily areas with a high rate of recorded accidents, collisions or injuries – but where there is intelligence or public concerns.
The vehicles are being operated as a one-year pilot, paid for by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Road Safety Fund.
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