Somerset police bikes to be fitted with speed cameras


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024_Unmarked-detail-3Three police motorcycles in Avon and Somerset will be fitted with speed cameras to capture speeding motorists. The bikes will support nine speed enforcement vans. A number of roadside speed cameras across the region will also be switched back on in the next few months.

Chief Superintendent Ian Smith said the motorbikes “will extend the support we are able to offer communities affected by speeding”, adding “As the motorbikes are smaller [than the vans] we’ll now be able to support many more places.”

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The Alliance of British Drivers opposed the move, saying “We need to re-examine a lot of our speed limits which have been reduced to a level where no one obeys them, and the police should become much more visible, as drivers behave more sensibly when there is a police presence”.

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