Camera Information

Fixed Camera Sites

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There are currently thirty two fixed camera sites located across Merseyside. Within the Liverpool local authority there are twelve, within the Wirral local authority there are eight and within the Sefton local authority there are twelve. These cameras are permanently housed at these locations due to evidence of high speeds and a high number of traffic collisions resulting in casualties.

Explanation

It has now been possible to compare the number of collisions and casualties recorded at fixed camera sites both before (April 2002 to March 2005) and after (April 2005 to March 2008) the Partnership’s formation. In addition speed surveys at these sites have been compared between December 2004 and 2008.

At those new fixed camera sites it has also been possible to compare the number of collisions and casualties recorded both before (April 2006 to March 2007) and after (April 2007 to March 2008) their installation. Unlike the longstanding fixed camera sites these have been compared on a single years data rather than three years data. In addition speed surveys at these sites have been compared between December 2005 and 2008.

Liverpool

At fixed camera sites in the Liverpool local authority, there has been a 24% reduction in the total number of collisions recorded since the Partnership’s formation.

The number of fatal casualties has decreased by 67% from 3 to 1, whilst those seriously injured have decreased by 41% from 27 to 16. There have been no fatal child casualties, whilst those seriously injured have decreased by 60% from 5 to 2, and those slightly injured have decreased by 53% from 45 to 21 across the same time period.

Overall 85th percentile speeds have decreased from 33.0mph to 29.5mph (11%) where the posted speed limit was 30mph.

Wirral

At fixed camera sites in the Wirral local authority, there has been a 23% reduction in the total number of collisions recorded since the Partnership’s formation.

The number of fatal casualties has decreased by 100% from 1 to 0, whilst those seriously injured have decreased by 28% from 18 to 13. There have been no fatal child casualties, whilst those seriously injured have decreased by 100% from 1 to 0, and those slightly injured have decreased by 42% from 19 to 11 across the same time period.

Overall 85th percentile speeds have decreased from 33.4mph to 33.2mph (1%) where the posted speed limit was 30mph.

Sefton

At fixed camera sites in the Sefton local authority, there has been a 22% reduction in the total number of collisions recorded since the Partnership’s formation.

The number of fatal casualties has decreased by 100% from 1 to 0, whilst those seriously injured have decreased by 58% from 33 to 14. The number of fatal child casualties has decreased by 100% from 1 to 0, whilst those seriously injured have remained constant, and those slightly injured have decreased by 41% from 34 to 20 across the same time period.

Overall 85th percentile speeds have increased from 29.6mph to 31.5mph (6%) where the posted speed limit was 30mph.