Five new speed cameras set to be added to Norfolk’s roads

Speed camera on Dereham Road, Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Speed camera on Dereham Road, Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Five new speed cameras are set to be added to Norfolk's roads following a review of road casualties.

Three of the proposed sites are in Norwich, one in Rackheath, with a further one in King's Lynn, at the following locations:

• Norwich A146 Barrett Road

• Norwich A147 Riverside Road

• Norwich A140 Colman Road

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• King's Lynn A148 Wootton Road

• Rackheath A1151

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The research, which will be reported to a newly-created Road Casualty Reduction Partnership Board at Norfolk County Council next Tuesday, also said three existing camera sites are no longer justified, and have been decommissioned:

• Gunthorpe A148

• Heacham A149

• Norwich A140 Sweet Briar Road

The existing camera on the A1067 Fakenham Road at Taverham is due to be moved slightly further south of the village.

Tracy Jessop, assistant director of highways and transport at Norfolk County Council, said: 'Our work has always been data and evidence led. We gather information about the collision and its location, but also about the person that was hurt. This way we can focus on preventative work to target road users who are the greatest risk of being involved in a collision.

'But in the last few years progress on reducing road casualties in the county has slowed.

'To address this we have decided to bring even more organisations and expertise into our partnership and we are all committed to reversing the current upward trend and ensure that residents and visitors are as safe as possible on Norfolk's roads.'

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