Reading Considers Average Speed Cameras
Average speed cameras could be introduced in Reading to help make the roads safer.
19:22 26 November 2018
Reading Borough Council is considering proposals to introduce average speed cameras to make its roads safer. If approved, the cameras would replace regular speed cameras.
Councillor Tony Page, Reading's lead member for transport, said: "We are investigating whether we can use other means to enforce speed restrictions, such as average speed cameras.
"That would be the most cost effective means. It would relieve the police of the need to enforce it using their officers.
"But we also need their support legally. Police have so far not been keen."
The use of average cameras was seen as an alternative to imposing 20mph zones on Reading’s main roads.
Average speed limits have a precedent in urban areas: the technology has been introduced on the main road into Plymouth’s city centre, and Coventry City Council is set to bring in similar proposals next year.