New cameras for Bristol’s ‘problem’ roads - the six locations where bad driving could soon be caught on camera

Bristol City Council will introduce new measures on six of the city’s “problem” roads next summer.
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Bristol motorists could be fined for traffic offences on six more roads in the city as cameras are set to be introduced to tackle bad driving. One of the roads earmarked for monitoring was the scene of a fatal crash in 2017.

The measures - which also includes new enforcement powers - will be installed in the summer of 2023. It is part of a move to allow local authorities to punish motorists committing certain traffic offences which the police currently handle.

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It is hoped the introduction of the new cameras will tackle a number of offences. This includes illegal U-turns, driving the wrong way down a one-way street and turning left or right where it is prohibited.

Bristol City Council approved the new plans on December 6 which will affect “problem” roads such as the Hareclive Road and Anton Bantock Way junction near Temple Meads - the site of a fatal crash in 2017 which led to the death of father-of-three Keith Pullin.

Don Alexander, cabinet member for transport, told the BBC: “Being able to enforce moving traffic contraventions across the city will add to road safety measures that are already being taken to make sure Bristol’s roads are safer for its citizens and drivers. We’ll look at how we make the most of these powers in other locations, balanced with the resources. Mobile cameras might be an option in future. These six locations are a great start, as they are known problem areas."

The six ‘problem’ roads in Bristol that will have new cameras

  • Hockey’s Lane and Fishponds Road junction, Fishponds
  • King Georges Road and Queens Road junction, Withywood
  • Lower Redland Road between Elgin Park and Exeter Buildings, Redland
  • Furber Road between Raeburn Road and St Anne’s Road, St George
  • Bath Bridge Roundabout and Cattle Market Road junction, near Temple Meads
  • Hareclive Road and Anton Bantock Way junction, Withywood

The Department of Transport will have the final sign-off on the measures. Until that is accomplished, an exact date of its introduction can not be confirmed.

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