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Discussion on speed camera site underway

Thursday May 14 2015

A SPEED camera on a busy road could be moved elsewhere after safety bosses admitted it is in the wrong place.

The camera on Halifax Road in Thurgoland has been at the centre of a campaign from parish councillors who have said its in the wrong place because traffic is naturally slowing ahead of the crossroads traffic lights a short distance ahead.

South Yorkshire's Safety Camera Partnership said the existing camera is in the wrong place and analysis work has been going on in the area to monitor the extent of speeding problem.

The partnership is reviewing speed cameras across Barnsley because the current organisation inherited many of the existing cameras from local authorities and they may no longer be deemed to be suitable for current enforcement needs.

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Reply Posted by Whats Occurrin on Thursday May 14 2015 at 18:17
Oh dear...is this speed camera not dragging in enough money for the Christmas bash?
The article states "no longer deemed to be suitable for current enforcement needs".
Finally an admission that speed cameras are not about safety, and "prevention" of
accidents; they are there to collect as much cash as they can.

Reply Posted by paul on Wednesday May 20 2015 at 21:57
They all want taking down cos they are just another money fiddling project for authorities.