More average speed cameras coming to Bedford Borough Image: Bedford Borough Council

Average speed cameras will be installed at seven more locations across Bedford Borough

The villages of Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow and Willington are set to have average speed cameras installed, alongside Hillgrounds Road in Kempston and Mile Road in Bedford.

The Council has had positive feedback from residents about the impact these cameras have had on their day to day lives.

These cameras measure the average speed over a length of road, rather than measuring it at a fixed point. This means they have a greater long term effect on how fast people choose to drive rather than just slowing down for a speed camera.

For example, the camera installation at Milton Ernest, for example, has seen average vehicle speeds at drop by 10mph.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said:

“Speeding is a common concern for local communities across the Borough, so we are taking action to reduce speeds and make our roads safer.

“These cameras will join other average speed cameras already in place in our Borough, which have already had a positive impact on road users and local communities.

“They have brought speeds down, made our roads safer for all and improved the day-to-day experience of those who live in proximity to speeding hotspots.”

The Council does not make money from the cameras, with the fines being retained by Central Government. There is waiting list of over 70 sites.