November 24, 2004 at 12:31 am #9179GixParticipant
The new camera can be used in less accessible areas
One of the first motorbikes in the country to carry a safety camera arrived in Wiltshire on Tuesday 16 November.
The vehicle was bought by the Wiltshire and Swindon Road Safety Partnership from money collected in speeding fines.
The 650cc Honda carries the same speed enforcement equipment as vans “but it reaches the places the others don’t,” said camera manager David Frampton.
The bike will only be used for speed enforcement when it is on its stand with the camera mounted behind.
“Unlike the camera vans, we can position a motorcycle in narrow lanes and on verges in villages and the countryside where a mobile van would obstruct a driver’s view,” said Mr Frampton.
“It has also been modified to be identifiable as a safety camera vehicle, so it will have a high profile in rural areas where, we believe, it will encourage drivers to slow down and make roads safer, particularly for the vulnerable.”
In Wiltshire, the number of people killed or seriously injured at safety camera sites has fallen by 64 per cent – which is higher than the national rate of 40 per cent.
The roads are my race track!!
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