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Police considering speed cameras for village

Police say there is sufficient justification for the use of mobile speed cameras on Bluebridge Road.
Police say there is sufficient justification for the use of mobile speed cameras on Bluebridge Road.

Mobile speed cameras could soon be used in an effort to prevent drivers speeding along Bluebridge Road. Police say there is sufficient justification to introduce cameras in order to enforce speed restrictions in the village.

News that the police are considering the measure comes in the latest Brookmans Park and Little Heath Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, written by community police officer Vojislav Mihailovic.

In it, PC Mihailovic confirms that Bluebridge Road could soon be targeted.

“Bluebridge Road as you come into the village may well be subject to mobile speed camera enforcement. Whilst I fully agree that the police service should not be using speed cameras for income generation, and that we should justify their use, I think the residents of this road and those nearby would agree that we have more than sufficient justification,” he writes.

Police are also urging parents to take more responsibility if their children are using mopeds.

“ More and more parents seem to be giving into their children and buying them mopeds. Whilst I do not have an issue with this I do have concerns about the manner in which they are ridden, PC Mihailovic writes.

“You as parents have a responsibility to ensure that when they are out they are riding them properly they are not putting others in danger.

“If I am met with those words, 'I can't watch them all the time' 'he's got to take responsibility for what he does' and nothing further is done I will be disappointed.

“At the very least I would expect the vehicle to be removed from use by the parents. I would expect parents to ensure that their children undertake proper training and have the right equipment to wear.”

You can discuss speeding on Bluebridge Road in this site’s forum. There is also a discussion thread entitled “Boy Racers”.

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22 August 2004

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