Motorbike cameras launched to reduce speeding

PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 May 2014

PCC Sue Mountstevens and T/C/Supt Ian Smith launching the motorbike speed enforcement cameras.

PCC Sue Mountstevens and T/C/Supt Ian Smith launching the motorbike speed enforcement cameras.

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THREE police motorcycle cameras have been launched by police with the aim of reducing speeding.

Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commission for Avon and Somerset, has placed a greater focus on road safety in her new police and crime plan.

The cameras will support the constabulary’s nine mobile speed enforcement vans which catch more than 66,000 people speeding in the area in a year.

Temporary Chief Superintendent Ian Smith said: “We’re really pleased to have these motorbikes as they will extend the support we are able to offer communities affected by speeding.

“Often we have to decline requests from local residents to do enforcement activity in their area because our vans cannot be deployed due to their size.

“As the motorbikes are smaller we’ll now be able to support many of those places.

“We’ll have more vehicles and flexibility on the road so it really will make help us build on the critical work we are already doing to make sure roads in Avon and Somerset are as safe as they can be.”

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