Intelligent ANPR cameras

Camera in Stroud supports the reduction of speed

A speed camera in a village in Gloucestershire has caught more than 28,000 motorists driving fast enough to be prosecuted in less than four weeks.

An automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera was put up on 19 February by the community in Rodborough, near Stroud, to try to slow down drivers.

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NEW camera technology on the A46 near Stroud clocks 48,000 speeders – in just 40 days.

The sophisticated camera has been monitoring vehicles travelling through Rodborough between Nailsworth and Stroud for six weeks.

During this time the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology has clocked over half a million cars passing both ways through the 30mph zone.

Of these motorists 48,000 – or nine per cent – broke the speed limit and under normal circumstances would have been eligible for hefty fines.

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The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.

If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences.

Speed limits are there for a reason.