Cameras 'not to catch speeding vehicles'

November 03 2014

CCTV cameras installed in Bristol's 20mph zones, including Redland, is not for enforcement purposes, the council has said.

CCTV cameras installed in Bristol's 20mph zones, including Redland, is not for enforcement purposes, the council has said.
A spokesperson for the local authority said that the cameras were "purely for traffic monitoring and evaluation".
A total of six areas are adopting the new speed limit, which was previously 30mph, including Bishopston and Redland.
Horfield, Henleaze, and Westbury became included in the scheme in September, following consultation with residents.
The roll-out began in January.
A council spokesperson said: “Citywide we are reviewing the efficiency of our 20mph zone programme by means of regular traffic counts, speed counts and household interviews.
"Redland has had the 20mph limit since January 2014 and the traffic surveys, being undertaken in this area, are part of the monitoring that is taking place for the 20mph limit project.
“This footage is used purely for traffic monitoring and evaluation and will not be used for any enforcement purposes. The footage is owned by the council and will not be given to any other organisations.”
Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson said: “I am driven by a desire to make Bristol one of the most liveable cities in the world.
"Feedback on the areas already converted has been encouraging and this latest phase of the 20mph zone will build on that success.
“It’s great to see an increase in the numbers of people walking and cycling in the 20mph zones, with health and wellbeing improving as a result."
The scheme is expected to be completed by March 2015.
For further information about 20mph in Bristol, including a map and timetable for each phase, visit: www.bristol20mph.co.uk