ePetition details

A38 Road Safety Cameras

We the undersigned petition the council to We the undersigned petition the council to look into the road safety of the A38 (Quedgeley Bypass) We wish to look at the possibility of having average Speed cameras and red light traffic cameras fitted along this stretch of road.

I wish to have this petition raised for safety reasons as there is more and more accidents happening along this section of the A38.
This is because all types of vehicles are speeding and jumping the red lights on this road.
The average speed cameras will make sure that vehicle stay within the legal limit of 70mph.
A speed reduction would NOT solve this problem

This ePetition ran from 03/07/2017 to 12/07/2017 and has now finished.

17 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Thank you for the epetition for the provision of speed cameras and red light cameras on the A38 Southern Connector between Cole Avenue and Cross Keys Roundabout.

The A38 at this location is a derestricted 70mph dual carriageway, speed data has been collected on the route recently highlighting recorded average speeds of between 54.8 and 60.6 mph – which would suggest a 60mph limit to be appropriate. The recorded 85th percentile speed (which is a widely used traffic statistical metric to determine the speed at or below which 85% of all vehicles are observed to travel under) highlight speeds of between 63.7 and 69.1mph. The data suggests that only 3% of motorists travel at a speed which might be enforced at 10% above the existing 70mph limit, which demonstrates a good level of compliance not benefitting from camera enforcement.

With regards to the request for a red light camera, the existing red light cameras in the County are approaching the end of their useful life. Early discussions are progressing to determine their future replacement and any potential for new sites will be included. The recorded collision history record is likely to be a big factor in the selection of any new sites.

The A38 is a busy strategic route, we recognise the high profile accidents recorded on the route and are committed to continually reviewing the route in light of road safety and potential changes in development along the route. The 60mph speed limit will be consulted upon later this year, this will be supported by a review of the pedestrian crossing facilities on the A38 at Kingsway.

Scott Tompkins
Lead Commissioner Highway Authority