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3M and WJ working together for road safety in Northeast

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3M has been awarded a long-term contract to reduce journey times, increase road capacity and improve safety in North Tyneside.

A two-year project, commissioned by Highways England, uses 3M’s Temporary Automatic Speed Camera at Roadworks (TASCAR) system at the A19/A1058 Coast Road junction.  Currently, the junction suffers severe congestion at peak times and has an accident rate 50 per cent higher than the national average.

Roadworks including a new bridge mean a lower speed limit will be enforced by 26 of 3M’s Average Speed Cameras.

As the cameras are able to operate using wireless communications, all the electronics required for the camera are contained inside a single unit. 3M’s Home Office approved system also boasts exceptional optical camera system performance for enhanced reliability. 

Dr Benjamin Watson, global technical manager at 3M said, “we understand how important it is to ensure motorists stick to the enforced speed limits when travelling through temporary roadworks for both their own safety and that of the workforces.

“Average speed cameras are one of the tools that play a vital part in meeting that objective. 3M and WJ look forward to delivering a successful safety camera project for everyone involved.”

 
Comments

How many of the crashes were EVEN ABOVE THE SPEED LIMIT and REALLY EVEN CASUED by exceeding the speed limit.

Speed scameras do not stop ANY CRASH BELOW THE LIMIT or ANY CRASH NOT CAUSED by exceeding the speed limit.

The speed scameras are a scam.

Here is one study HIDDEN years ago that showed the scamera CAUSED more wrecks! “The UK Department for Transport funded, then suppressed, a study that shows a 55 percent increase in injury accidents when speed cameras are used on highway work zones and a 31 percent increase when used on freeways without construction projects. According to the Transport Research Laboratory, the “non-works [personal injury accident] rate is significantly higher for the sites with speed cameras than the rate for sites without.”

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/06/602.asp

http://www.abd.org/uk

http://www.motorists.org
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