The campaign to tackle speeding along the Garston stretch of the A405 continues as the Police Commissioner considers campaigners’ bid to get a permanent speed camera.
In 2018 a Road Safety Study was completed by AECOM on behalf of Herts County Council, funded by the Police Commissioner’s Road Safey Fund, which highlighted that along all sections of the Garston stretch of the A405 “there appeared to be little compliance with the posted speed limits”.
A recent Freedom of Information request has highlighted that despite the acknowledged speeding, the number of accidents, and the petitions for something to be done, there has only been seven prosecutions for speeding in the last four years.
Garston county councillor Tim Williams requested the new Police Road Safety Camera vans to attend and earlier this month one did visit.
It transpired that the Police Safety Camera van is only able to safely operate from one location on the A405 despite it being a mile in length.
Cllr Tim said: “The fact that the police road safety camera van is only able to operate from one location endorses the request for a permanent speed camera or two on this stretch.
“Speeding on the A405 is horrendous especially considering that there are so many schools nearby, and there’s a high record of accidents and cars veering off the road” and added “at times it seems that it’s a racetrack.”