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Speed cameras to focus on Cole Avenue in Gloucester after increase in collisions

The county's mobile speed cameras have begun spending more time around the A38 Quedgeley Bypass/Cole Avenue junction as collisions continue to be a problem at that location.

Officers say they have recently recorded an excessively high number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit.

The speed limit is 30 miles per hour approaching the Cole Avenue junction but authorities have recorded vehicles travelling in excess of 60 miles per hour.

There have been a high number of collisions involving injury on this section of road and addressing the issues there has become a priority.

Rob Vestey, head of the non-crime unit at Gloucestershire Constabulary's criminal justice department, said: "Speeding is one of the five main causes of fatalities on our roads and it's the responsibility of agencies across Gloucestershire, as part of the Road Safety Partnership, to do everything we can to reduce the risk for motorists and road users.

"The speed limit along the whole of the bypass is 60 miles per hour but reduces on the approach to the Cole Avenue junction to 30 miles per hour. It is crucial motorists get the message to slow down.

"Part of that message will be delivered by the presence of mobile speed enforcement officers in the area.

"We want people to be aware we are there in the hope that also helps change behaviour as we would much rather not find anyone speeding at the site."

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