REVEALED: Where you are most likely to be caught on speed cameras in Warrington

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SPEED cameras in Warrington caught out more than 3,300 motorists last year, the Warrington Guardian can reveal.

Lining the roads of Warrington, there are currently seven speed cameras.

In 2013, the Winwick Road speed camera at the junction of Owen Street near to Tesco was activated most frequently, catching out 1,395 motorists out of 3,359 who were caught travelling over the speed limit in Warrington.

The Wilderspool Causeway speed camera came in second followed closely by the camera on Mersey Street with 651 and 591 motorists caught speeding, respectively.

But the number of motorists receiving speeding tickets in Warrington has dropped significantly compared to the previous two years.

In 2012, the then eight speed cameras in Warrington were activated 5,894 times and the figure was significantly higher in 2011 with the cameras activated 7,353 times.

But the husband of Donna Davies strongly believes there should be a nineth speed camera in Warrington on Lovely Lane near to where his wife was knocked down and killed in April 2013.

Paul Davies, of Whitecross Road, has urged the council to act now and is determined to get speed camera on Lovely Lane so Donna didn’t die in vain.

The 44-year-old said: “I wouldn’t want anyone to go through the same hell that I’m going through. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.

“We will never know if a speed camera would have prevented Donna’s death but there needs to be one there so the same thing doesn’t happen again.”

But a spokesman for the council said that a speed camera on Lovely Lane would not be appropriate, despite being identified as a red route in 2008.

The spokesman said: “Speed surveys on Lovely Lane have found that only 15 percent of drivers drive at 31mph or above, with overall average speeds of only 26mph.

“The latest three years of collision data identify only one injury collision occurred where speed was recorded as a contributory factor.

“The red route signs were put there in 2008, aimed at reminding road users of their duty to drive safely and remembering that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep the road safe.”

Warrington’s seven speed cameras revealed

1 Winwick Road at the junction of Owen Street 1,395

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2 Wilderspool Causeway in Wilderspool 651

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3 Mersey Street in the town centre 591

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4 Liverpool Road in Great Sankey 439

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5 Fowley Common in Glazebury 257

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6 London Road in Appleton 13

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7 Manchester Road in Woolston 13

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10:02am Wed 16 Apr 14

SankeyMan says...

Speed cameras are all well and good, but people just slow down when they come to them, then speed up again when they have passed. Plenty of people exceed the speed limit and tailgate drivers who are driving at the correct speed. There's no respect for speed limits by some idiot drivers..
Speed cameras are all well and good, but people just slow down when they come to them, then speed up again when they have passed. Plenty of people exceed the speed limit and tailgate drivers who are driving at the correct speed. There's no respect for speed limits by some idiot drivers.. SankeyMan
  • Score: 2

10:55am Wed 16 Apr 14

cookie1974 says...

I wish they would put some on Chester Road, I am sick to death of stupid idiots speeding down at well over the speed limit and then sitting on my backside trying to push me to go faster! As soon as they get the chance they then overtake you and use a hand gesture to show their frustration as though i am in the wrong! Idiots they are absolute idiots, anyone caught by a speed camera deserves the fine in my opinion, and i agree with SankeyMan about people slowing down on approach and then speeding up again, you certainly see this on Mersey Street.
I wish they would put some on Chester Road, I am sick to death of stupid idiots speeding down at well over the speed limit and then sitting on my backside trying to push me to go faster! As soon as they get the chance they then overtake you and use a hand gesture to show their frustration as though i am in the wrong! Idiots they are absolute idiots, anyone caught by a speed camera deserves the fine in my opinion, and i agree with SankeyMan about people slowing down on approach and then speeding up again, you certainly see this on Mersey Street. cookie1974
  • Score: 12

12:22pm Wed 16 Apr 14

MikeJT says...

Surprising that nobody has challenged any penalties issued from cameras 2 and 5 above. The trees/bushes behind them, mean they fall foul of the governments own guidelines on placing cameras.

Whilst I dont necessarily have an issue with the use of speed cameras, question need to be asked about "why is there one there, but they dont put one at that location"
Surprising that nobody has challenged any penalties issued from cameras 2 and 5 above. The trees/bushes behind them, mean they fall foul of the governments own guidelines on placing cameras. Whilst I dont necessarily have an issue with the use of speed cameras, question need to be asked about "why is there one there, but they dont put one at that location" MikeJT
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Wed 16 Apr 14

kazrobo says...

I totally think they should be there, however they are dangerous, you spend more time looking at your speedometer than on the road making sure you aren't just that fraction over.

You also get people who just speed up again anyway or slam their brakes on at the last minute as they approach them.

They are a good idea don't get me wrong but there are much worse places that need them in Warrington.
I totally think they should be there, however they are dangerous, you spend more time looking at your speedometer than on the road making sure you aren't just that fraction over. You also get people who just speed up again anyway or slam their brakes on at the last minute as they approach them. They are a good idea don't get me wrong but there are much worse places that need them in Warrington. kazrobo
  • Score: 6

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