if we could persuade the powers that be to extend the 40 mph limit to beyond the bottom cafe, we could possibly fall into the criteria for average speed cameras. the only way to stop the speeding in the village. may be something our parish council could look at.
The criteria for an average speed camera is a little more complex than you might expect. They are dealt with in a similar way as Fixed Cameras and to qualify to become a site the location must achieve a total of 22 points/km in a built up area or 18 points/km in a non built up area. Fatal or serious collisions count as 5 point and slight injury collisions are 1 point each. We use a base line period of the last 36months to assess the number of collisions over the site length which must not be less than 0.4km long. For sites up to 1km the above value is required for sites longer than 1km the value is per km. Hope that's clear. There are other factors in relation to traffic routes which are a little too complicated to go into here.
Only the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership operate speed cameras in Lincolnshire and our site selection process has to comply with the criteria set out by the Department for Transport. This criterion includes locations where there are a history of speed related injury collisions supported by evidence of a high degree of non-compliance with the speed limit. In that respect the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership adheres to these guidelines to ensure that the process is completely transparent and that cameras are only used as a casualty reduction measure.