Lancashire

Lancashire speed camera statistics published

Details of motoring offences recorded by Lancashire's 285 speed cameras are to be published on a website.

The Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety's site will show the number of speeding offences and detail fines generated by data from the cameras.

From Wednesday the figures on the site, run by police and the county council, will be updated annually.

Statistics on drivers appearing in court and attending speed awareness courses will also feature.

In 2010, almost 50,000 people were found to be speeding, according to the cameras, with 21,809 receiving fines.

'Change behaviour'

Lancashire's Assistant Chief Constable, Andy Rhodes, who is also chair of the road safety partnership, said: "We are committed to reducing the number of people killed and injured on the county's roads and we will continue to use cameras to help us achieve this."

Tim Ashton, county council cabinet member for highways and transport, said the cameras were just "one of the ways" to make the roads safer and reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured by more than 40% in five years.

"In the same way, we will continue to make positive steps to change drivers' behaviour by introducing 20mph limits in residential areas, and focus education towards groups at increased risk of being involved in an accident."

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