YOUR VIEW: A16 - Cameras not the answer

New average speed cameras installed along the A16 towards  Crowland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  Photo: SG071116-206TW.  ANL-160711-173856001.

New average speed cameras installed along the A16 towards Crowland. Photo by Tim Wilson. Photo: SG071116-206TW. ANL-160711-173856001.

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In response to your recent article regarding the average speed cameras on the A16, I was one of the first people to campaign for greater safety measures on this stretch of road.

These cameras will help, but they are certainly not the answer.

I would be keen to learn if John Siddle, spokesman for the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, has ever driven on this road on a regular basis.

I’d guess the answer would be no because if he had, he would know that during the daytime – when traffic is very heavy, especially with a high volume of HGVs, there is not much chance of exceeding the speed limit over any kind of distance.

Despite this, the partnership is intending to spend £192,000 on speed cameras – money that would be far better spent on improving the A16’s junction with the B1166 Hulls Drove in Crowland.

Having visited this junction with John Hayes and various Crowland councillors, I believe a roundabout is not the answer.

In my opinion, some of the nine entry points need to be rerouted away from the junction, whilst making those routes that remain more clearly visible.

The flashing signs at each end are too close to the junction itself and would benefit from being staggered as motorists approach, warning drivers about the dangers of the junction.