Cameras Along UK’s A316 Removed in TFL Upgrades
Speed cameras along the A316 have “disappeared” as part of Transport for London (Tfl) upgrades.
Cameras including one on Great Chertsey Road next to Hospital Bridge Road and on Twickenham Bridge were removed in order to for the “wet film” to be replaced with digital cameras.
As the Department for Transport (DfT) no longer fund safety camera schemes across the UK, TfL is funding the upgrades of these cameras.
Some of the cameras in Twickenham affected
Ben Plowden, director of strategy and planning at TfL, said: “We are committed to delivering a 40 per cent reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on the capital’s roads by 2020.
“We’ve worked closely with the London boroughs and police on implementing this important upgrade and, by ensuring that our safety cameras have the latest digital technology, we can help further reduce the number of unnecessary speed-related collisions that occur each year.”
A spokesman from Tfl said new cameras were being installed in the area as of this week.