An average speed camera system is now in operation following concerns regarding vehicle speeds close to Stanground Academy.
The camera system will enforce a 30mph speed limit on the B1091 Peterborough Road from the A605 Stanground bypass overbridge to the Junction 68 roundabout, where Stanground fire station is situated.
This stretch includes the entrance to Stanground Academy with pupils using this busy road on their way to and from school.
Following consultation with local residents, the speed camera system was also implemented after 12 people were left injured following traffic incidents along this road in the last five years.
The average speed camera system in operation is also being used for the first time in the city. It is specifically designed for use in residential areas, recording the average vehicle speed between two points, a system more commonly used on major roads and motorways. The system could then be rolled out in other residential areas in the city.
Clair George, Senior Road Safety Officer for Safer Peterborough and Peterborough City Council, said: “The speed reduction measure along this road will result in a safer environment for all road users. The speed limit on this road is 30mph but these speed cameras are in place to act as a deterrent to the small minority of drivers who think speeding on this, and indeed any, stretch of road is acceptable.”