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Cauldwell Councillors welcome Mile Road Speed Cameras

Average speed cameras have been installed on Mile Road. Speeding and bad driving habits are the most frequently raised issue to Cauldwell Councillors Fouzia Atiq and Abu Sultan when they are canvassing the residents of Mile Road. Speed cameras are an important tool in maintaining and improving road safety. An LSE study showed that from 1992 to 2016, speed cameras reduced accidents by between 17% to 39%. They reduced fatalities by between 58% to 68%. And the effects were seen within 500 metres of the cameras. Cllrs Atiq and Sultan have been persistently lobbying Bedford Borough Council to have these average speed cameras installed, at the request of residents of Mile Road. "As ward councillors, our role is to listen to concerns raised to us by our residents, and ensure these concerns are heard at Bedford Borough Council and acted on. Though there was a delay in getting the speed cameras installed mainly due to lack of availability of parts, we are pleased the average speed cameras have now been installed. All the evidence suggests road safety improves where speed cameras are installed. We are committed to make our roads safer for all users, and to making sure Cauldwell is a pleasant and safe place to live."

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