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Give us the speed cameras necessary before a fatality occurs

09 February, 2018

• I WAS appalled to learn from our local councillors that a request to the police for speed cameras on the Harrow Road to catch speeding cars and motorbikes has been rejected by Westminster Council because the criterion for the installation of static speed cameras is two fatal collisions during a 12-month period.

So, according to this criterion, Harrow Road does not qualify for a camera. Who makes this rule? Is it Metropolitan Police Service policy or Department for Transport guidance?

It is most disturbing that we are obliged to wait for two people to be killed before any speeding in a busy shopping and residential area can be dealt with by the forces of law and order.

ANTONY PORTER
W9

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