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Experts looking into calls for a speed camera in Spalding Road, Pinchbeck

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Road safety experts will look into whether a speed camera can be put up in Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, after a string of concerns over the issue.

In recent weeks, we’ve reported on growing fears about the speed travelled by some motorists along the route - and the calls for a speed camera to stop people from driving too fast.

County councillor Liz Sneath has now lodged a request with Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership for this to be explored - after a now-moved temporary speed activated sign in the area was largely ignored.

Coun Liz Sneath
Coun Liz Sneath

Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum chairman George Scott said that a camera is needed - and is growing frustrated at the lack of action to resolve the matter.

Coun Sneath said: “He’s not wrong, we do need to do more down there. There’s going to be more and more traffic.”

Like Mr Scott, she believes a speed camera is the only answer, adding: “I am afraid I think it is. We are never going to get speed bumps, we don’t do those in Lincolnshire, and the parish council deterrent didn’t do any good.”

While a new roundabout will be built on the road next year as part of the new relief road, it’s still feared that speeding will be an issue in Spalding Road.

Mr Scott said: “If they don’t put a deterrent in, just wait - because something will happen.”

John Siddle, of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, said the group will look into this and any other requests from county councillors - after speeding issues were raised across South Holland in recent weeks.

He said: “As always, if the local council make the request to the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership we will be happy to consider if this location now meets the criteria for the installation of a fixed camera.

“In Lincolnshire speed cameras are used as a casualty reduction tool and we follow the national guidance on site selection.

“As such, they are used to improve locations with a history of speed related collisions alongside a proven problem of drivers exceeding the speed limit.

“They continue to be an effective tool alongside other measures including enhanced signing, Community Speed Watch, local police enforcement, and education.”

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