Frindsbury Hill A228 runs through a residential area and has a
high volume of traffic. Although there is a 30mph speed limit in
this area, vehicles constantly drive at speeds well in excess of
this limit. There is no visible deterrent or policing in place in
this high casualty area. According to Medway Council FOI 28/8/2015,
in the last 10 years, there have been 17 recorded injury collisions
resulting in 21 casualties. In the last three years (since the
fixed camera housing was removed) there have been 7 recorded injury
collisions resulting in 9 casualties. According to KMSCP Fixed
Camera Collision and speed data, between 1990 and 2011, there have
been at least 10 collisions in which people were either killed or
seriously injured and at least 69 collisions leading to personal
injury. These statistics show that this is an area of high casualty
and serious risk of death or injury if vehicles are allowed to
speed at will without any policing or other deterrent.
According to information obtained from KMSCP, the fixed speed camera housing at Frindsbury Hill was removed in December 2012 due to “failing structural integrity following routine inspection”. No date has been confirmed for reinstatement. Information obtained from KMSCP stated that, “in the absence of the fixed camera periodic attendance by a mobile speed camera vehicle has been requested to KMCP.” However, according to the latest information on the KMSCP website, Frindsbury Hill is not listed as a safety camera van site and since the removal of the head of the fixed camera in December 2012 only “…two ‘presence’ checks were conducted at this location, one on 29th October 2013 at 09:00am, outside No 201 Frindsbury Hill and again on 31st December 2013 at 11:30am, outside No 229 Frindsbury Hill, just up from the Sans Pareil Public House – both checks lasted for a period of one hour.” There have been four complaints or enquiries from residents in relation to vehicle speeds on this stretch of the road.
We are therefore petitioning the KMSCP to reinstate the fixed camera in the direction of flow of traffic to the Sans Pareil to reduce traffic speeds and save residents, pedestrians and motorists from risk of serious injury or death.
This ePetition ran from 01/02/2016 to 19/04/2016 and has now finished.
10 people signed this ePetition.