Lincolnshire road to get £200k speed cameras after eight deaths

Average speed cameras are to be installed on a Lincolnshire road which has seen eight deaths and 15 serious injuries in the five years since it was built.

The cameras will be put up on the A16, on the stretch between the junction with the A1175 near Spalding and the roundabout south of Crowland.

The road, which was extended to Peterborough in 2010, will see the speed enforcement cameras installed and operational by July.

John Siddle from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership said: “There have been eight fatal collisions and 15 serious injuries in the five years it has been open.

“Where we have used average speed cameras in other areas of the county we have seen dramatic results. At the A52 in Ropsley we have seen a 55% reduction in collisions.”

He put the high rate of crashes on the route down to “high speed and injudicious overtakes”.

The cameras will cost £200,000, not including ongoing maintenance costs.

The speed limit on the A16 of 60mph for cars and motorcycles will remain in place.

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Average speed cameras were installed on the A15.

In September 2015, speed cameras were introduced on the A15 between Lincoln and Sleaford.

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.