New average speed cameras installed on A15 Lincoln to Sleaford

An average speed camera system has been introduced on one of Lincolnshire’s busiest and most dangerous roads.

Three cameras have been installed in a bid to catch speeding drivers on the A15 between Lincoln and Sleaford, replacing the former static cameras.

The cameras are located between Tower Lane and the Navenby junction, 4km further south, on the road, and have been purchased at a cost of between £80 – 90,000.

Testing of the installation and systems has been carried out over the last four weeks and the system will go live from Monday, September 21.

The speed limit on the A15 of 60mph for cars and motorcycles will remain in place.

The system transmits speeding offences to a control centre where they are checked and compiled before being forwarded to the police Central Ticket Office where paperwork is produced and sent to the vehicle owners.

John Siddle, Communications Manager at Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, said: “Although the system will not be live until Monday, it is still collecting data and offences can be processed if there is an exception.

“Drivers should not use this forewarning to drive at high speed through this area – they may still be prosecuted.

“Despite engineering changes in layout, road marking and signage over the last five years, there have been seven serious injuries and 24 slight injuries at this site.

“All of our information and analysis points to the fact that motorists tend to comply more with average speed cameras than anything else.

“The A52 average speed camera system, installed nearly five years ago near Ropsley, has seen a reduction of over 57% in collisions and over 70% reduction in casualties since going live and our expectation is that similar results will follow.”

Plans for a similar system on the A16 near Crowland are also under serious consideration.