November 19th, 2020
Speed System Supporting Compliance In Cardiff Back in Operation

The Colchester Avenue safety camera located at the Newport Road Junction with Colchester Avenue has been out of commission due to road surfacing issues. The maintenance and repair work on this road is now complete and the camera system will be active once again within the next few weeks.


The road is a 30mph and is a speed on green camera system which detects vehicles exceeding the speed limit when the lights are green and detects red light offences when illuminated red. The system was installed by Cardiff City Council due to the collision and speed history on the road.


First established in 2010, the speed survey conducted at the time showed 11% of vehicles were exceeding the speed limit with 0.3% of vehicles travelling at speeds of 45mph or more. The biggest concern at the site, however, was the number of vehicles that had been observed travelling through the junction on a red light.


There had been a number of minor injury collisions at the site over the years and it was considered that if controls were not put in place to deter drivers from ‘jumping’ the light then the frequency, and potentially the seriousness of these collisions would increase.


Teresa Ciano, GoSafe Partnership Manager said:


“A subsequent speed survey indicated that there had been an increase in the number of drivers exceeding the speed limit to 29.7%. To ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians, especially in an area with numerous commercial outlets and approximately 17,000 vehicles per day utilising the road, having the system operational again will hopefully increase compliance and make Colchester Avenue a safer road for everyone.”


We all have a part to play in making our roads safer, and by complying with the speed limit, motorists will be playing their part in keeping one of the busiest roads in our Capital safe.

Thursday, 19 November 2020