Average speed camera system ready to catch SPEEDERS entering and leaving Southport (August 8)
A New speed camera scheme installed on the bypass is set to be turned on in just a few weeks’ time.
The ‘average speed cameras’ which have been installed with the aim of improving safety on the Tarleton bypass, will become operational on Tuesday, August 8.
The cameras cover a 3.7mile stretch of Southport New Road (A565) between Mere Brow and Tarleton.
The stretch of the A565 Southport New Road that the cameras will target is between the B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane round- about at Banks.
The cameras will use number plate recognition technology to detect vehicles and calculate their average speed by measuring the time taken to travel between fixed points of a known distance apart. Average Speed Check signage will be used to inform drivers that they are entering an average speed control zone.
The introduction of the system is intended to positively influence driver behaviour and ensure that motorists comply with the set limits on roads, resulting in a safer environment for all road users.
More information about the average speed cameras can be found on the Partnership website or click on the side panels to the right of this page.