SPEEDING motorists are a problem which many residents across Warrington would like to see addressed.

This is according to a recent study carried out by the Warrington Guardian, which asked readers which roads in the town they feel would benefit from a speed camera.

Major routes through the town such as Knutsford Road and Liverpool Road predictably featured heavily in readers responses.

But it seems speeding is something which is angering residents in all four corners of Warrington, including on much smaller roads and country lanes.

Which roads appeared the most?

We received more than 400 responses to the survey, with a number of main roads repeatedly flagged by readers.

Among the town’s speeding hotspots was Warrington Road in Penketh, with one reader commenting: “A death and numerous incidents, and that is just in the last five years.”

The Cheshire Cheese also got involved, recommending speed monitoring on Knutsford Road, on the Thomas Boteler side as the road passes the pub.

“Cars are always speeding and racing down there. It is a horrible stretch of road, and another serious accident is bound to happen until some sort of speed deterrent is installed,” the pub said.

Chester Road, between Brian Bevan Island and Gainsborough Road, was highlighted due to people speeding in excess of 50mph on the 30mph road, especially at early morning and late evening.

Other notable recommendations include Callands Road, Thelwall New Road, Liverpool Road between Sankey Bridges and Penketh, Poplars Avenue and Cromwell Avenue.

What did the police say in response?

Inspector Steve Griffiths, from Cheshire Police’s Serious and Complex Collision Investigation Unit, encouraged residents to report speeding hotspots so further action can be taken.

He said: “Excessive speed is a contributory factor in some collisions on our roads, and it is our priority to ensure our road networks are as safe as possible for all road users by using a combination of education and enforcement to drive the message home.

“The majority of roads have already been brought to our attention and receive the appropriate enforcement and monitoring from the local PCSOs and officers.

“Callands Road and Sandy Lane in Lymm were on our list, but were taken off after they were monitored and saw little evidence of speeding.

“However, they can be reassessed if residents report it as a concern either via our website or by contacting their local PCSO, who can pass the concern on.

“We have not received any information from the public about Tannery Lane, Northwich Road and King George Crescent, so they are not on our list.

Speeding in the town is also monitored by PCSOs

Speeding in the town is also monitored by PCSOs

“If we receive reports via the channels mentioned, we can look into these and monitor them to see if our mobile van or handheld devices would be of benefit to deter speeding drivers and help enforce the speed limit.”

To report speeding concerns on particular routes, visit cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/ or contact your local PCSO.

Do speed cameras actually work?

According to a study by London School of Economics and Political Science, speed cameras do reduce road accidents and traffic deaths.

It says the devices have been shown to be effective at reducing the number of crashes and collisions, and in turn road-related fatalities.

From 1992 to 2016, speed cameras reduced accidents by between 17 to 39 per cent and fatalities by between 58 to 68 per cent within 500 metres of the cameras.

The study says that adding another 1,000 cameras to British roads could save up to 190 lives annually, reduce up to 1,130 collisions and mitigate 330 serious injuries.