Dunstable motorists will have to slow down after 20mph cameras have been introduced.
Data gathered from cameras on the popular route from the A5 London Road through to the B489, including Lowther Road, Langdale Road and Meadway, shows drivers are not complying with the limit say Beds police, and efforts to slow down traffic on this stretch of road have so far been ignored. Although 20mph zones are generally seen as ‘self-enforcing’ the decision to prosecute speeding drivers has been made in line with the force’s continued commitment to road safety.
Chief Inspector Jane Aspin from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit said: “Data gathered from the cameras to monitor speed compliance shows that drivers are continuing to exceed the limit with no regard to safety or the law. Speed is one of the ‘fatal four’ driving offences and we urge drivers to comply with the limit, especially as the area is in close proximity to schools.
“We want to inform the local residents that we will now be enforcing the 20mph limit. We hope that the combination of enforcement, penalties and speed awareness education will deter drivers from speeding for the safety of all road users and the public.”