AN accident blackspot at Rake is to get a mobile speed camera in a bid to cut down on the number of traffic incidents there. The news will be welcomed by parish councillors, who have long been concerned about the danger on the B2070 London Road at Rake, which has become a notorious stretch of road for car crashes. It is one of four sites identified by the Sussex Safety Camera Partnership as vulnerable because of its accident history and speed of vehicles. However the minister for road safety, Dr Stephen Ladyman, has placed an embargo on all new permanent fixed and mobile sites until the publication of the four-year review of the effect of safety cameras on road casualty reduction. In the meantime the camera partnership has announced that it will operate on all four sites, using its mobile camera equipment as an interim measure under a rule that allows enforcement at "exceptional sites". The other sites are at Ferring, Halnaker and Worthing, and all parish councils have now been informed of the partnership's plans, as works are due to start at the beginning of October after the final approval is given for each site by West Sussex County Council.
Speed camera for accident blackspot
Wednesday 21st September 2005 10:00 pm