Driver's petition to get speed cameras on Humber Bridge
A petition has been launched calling for speed cameras to be installed on the Humber Bridge.
Drivers are currently required to observe a 50mph limit on the crossing, with a 30mph limit in force at the toll booths.
But there are no fixed speed cameras on the bridge to enforce the speed limit, and now petition organiser Kerry Griffin is calling on the bridge board to work with Humberside Police to get cameras installed.
She said: “There are drivers who do not stick to this limit and often tailgate the drivers in front to make those cars increase their speed beyond 50mph.
“When there is an accident caused by poor driving, in which speed is often a factor, it may close one lane, if not both of them, going north or southbound.
“This causes queues of traffic trying to get to work, or going home to their families after work, as they have to wait for emergency services and recovery vehicles to attend.
“Accidents may involve damage to the road surface or crash barriers, which in turn have to be repaired, causing more delays.”
Kerry said fixed cameras are the obvious solution to the problem.
“It would seem the only way to ensure that the 50mph limit is adhered to is by placing cameras along the bridge,” she said.
Kerry, who lives in Barrow, is a regular user of the bridge. She started the petition on the change.org website and has currently got 166 people signed up in support.
As well as the bridge board, the petition is also being aimed at the Safer Roads Humber partnership which is responsible for speed camera enforcement across the Humberside police force area.
Her petition will be considered by the Humber Bridge Board on Friday. Board members are being recommended to receive the petition and await a further report on the implications of installing speed cameras on the bridge.