Covid Vaccines, Speed Camera Refurbishments, Fatal motor Cycle Collision in Chesterton
Written by Hitmix Local News on 2 November 2023
More than 180,000 people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have stepped up for their vaccines, keeping both themselves and the wider community safe.
With the risk of Covid-19 variants lurking, pregnant women, older residents and vulnerable groups must remain vigilant. All eligible adults are encouraged to book their flu and Covid-19 vaccines as soon as possible.
Work is due to start next week on upgrades to fixed speed cameras at several locations in Staffordshire to improve road safety.
The initial phase, which relates to 20 cameras and will take several weeks to complete, will see digital equipment replace the current fixed safety cameras, making it quicker to capture and receive images of those who travel above the relevant speed limit.
The sites included in the initial phase have been selected based on long-term data which confirms that the cameras have been very effective in reducing road traffic collisions.
The new technology, funded by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, uses a radar device to accurately measure the speed of each vehicle that passes the camera. The cameras will automatically send high quality images of any vehicles exceeding the speed limit to the partnership’s enforcement team where they will be verified and used as evidence for a road traffic offence.
And finally, The family of a motorcyclist who sadly died in a collision in Chesterton have paid tribute to him. Dannie Mark Hambleton, aged 35, was riding his motorbike on London Road on 27 October when he was involved in a collision with a car. Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, Dannie was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car stayed at the scene and is helping Police with their inquiries.
Officers continue to investigate the circumstances around the collision and are asking anyone who witnessed it, or those with CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, to contact them. You can call them on 101, quoting incident 286 of 27 October.