Speed detector van locations made public

Speed detector van locations made public

Speed detector van locations made public

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THE locations of mobile speed detection vans in Gloucestershire are being posted on the internet for the first time.

Gloucestershire's Road Safety Partnership have been identified six roads as a priority for the month of August after consulting local people and police officers.

The roads are now available to view at roadsafety-gloucestershire.org.uk. In future the information will also be posted on Gloucestershire Police's website and Twitter feed.

The list will be updated each month and complemented with statistics from the previous month showing how many people have been flouting the law and how many people have been fined.

The speed detection vans will continue to visit other areas across the county and operate on most days of the year.

Rob Vestey, from the Road Safety Partnership, said: "This is all about reducing speeds across the county and particularly those hotspot areas that have been identified.

"It also shows us acting on community concerns and will provide people with clear information about what we have found.

"We won't be advertising the days we will be at each site but if someone looks at the list and adjusts their behaviour when they are driving along that road clearly this will have been a success."

Martin Surl, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire said: "Safe and social driving is one of the priorities of my Police and Crime Plan.

"I am determined to help people move around our communities in safety and with as much ease as possible and this will make a significant contribution to that aim.

"This isn't about catching people out - we're trying to influence and educate motorists into acting more responsibly and I'm really pleased people will have access to this information and will be able to see just how active we are."

The sites for August are:
Site 537 – A4013 Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham
Site 808 – A48 Woolaston
Site 556 – A40 Hampnett, Cotswolds
Site 533 – Minchinhampton common, Stroud
Site 547 – A4173 St Peters School, Stroud Road, Gloucester
Site 523 – A4019 Tewkesbury Road, Uckington

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