Leicestershire County Council is installing new speed cameras across the county to tackle concerns around speeding and safety.
The speed cameras will initially be installed on three main travel routes and in four villages in Leicestershire.
Oadby, Groby, Sharnford, Walcote and Measham are among the areas to see the first of the new devices to be installed.
The 12-month trial and enforcement, funded by the council, is due to start in the summer and will cost around £500,000.
The locations of the speed cameras will be:
- B4114 Coventry Road and Leicester Road, Sharnford
- A4303 Lutterworth Road, Walcote
- A6 Harborough Road and Glen Road, Oadby
- A50 Leicester Road, Markfield Road, Bradgate Hill, Groby
- Burton Road, Measham
- Beacon Road, Woodhouse Eaves
- B676 Saxby Road, Wyfordby, Freeby
Following the trial, the council will look to widen out the camera programme by agreeing a new funding approach with the Government.
Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “I’m delighted that we’re trialling the average speed enforcement, as we have a commitment to make our roads as safe as they can be.”
“There are communities across the county whose lives are blighted by the effects of speeding motorists. We have listened to what people have been telling us about the problem. Hopefully the scheme will address the concerns of residents and make a positive change to drivers’ behaviour.”
At present, funds generated through camera fines are retained by HM Treasury. The Council is urging the Government to consider allowing this revenue to be retained by local authorities to cover the capital cost of the average speed cameras, after which the revenue would revert to Government.
This would enable further roll-outs of this type of enforcement measure across the county