Dear South Wales Police,

During January and early February of 2015, Mobile Safety Cameras have been operating in St Nicholas on the A48, Vale of Glamorgan.

Why was St Nicholas chosen to have Mobile Safety Cameras present at this time? Please would you publish communications between the council and the police/GoSafe in relation to choosing to place the Mobile Safety Camera in St Nicholas.

The vehicle has been parked at four site, including a disused 3.5 metre wide entrance (the vehicle is slightly longer than 3.5 metres, resulting in damage to the grass verge - and was parked with two wheels on the pavement behind the verge. Please would you publish the risk assessments that were carried out with regards to the positioning of the Mobile Safety Camera vehicle. Given that the A48 is 11 metres wide at the eastern edge of the village (plus laybys for parking), and at least 9 metres wide to the west, and on road parking is permitted, why was the vehicle not parked on the road?

What guidance is given to officers/operatives regarding the positioning/parking of the Mobile Safety Camera vehicle?

Is the police service aware of the proven (and Department for Transport accepted) link between sightlines, road width and vehicle speed? Have the police given the council any advice that by reducing the road width they would reduce the need to use the Mobile Safety Cameras in St Nicholas - and make pedestrian crossing shorter and safer? If not, why not? In the longer-term, modifying the road/street will be cheaper and more effective than repeatedly positioning a Mobile Safety Camera vehicle and operative.

How much does it cost to place a Mobile Safety Camera at a location for one hour (excluding travel time and costs)? How many hours has the vehicle spent in St Nicholas during the latest campaign?

Recent council surveys revealed many vehicles travelling at excessive (dangerous) speeds. How many vehicles did the visible Mobile Safety Camera find exceeded the 30mph speed limit, and how many tickets were issued, and how many motorists were sent on a speed awareness course, or issued with penalty points?

What data does the police force have regarding speeds in St Nicholas from 2014 and 2015?

Yours faithfully,

Ian Perry

South Wales Police

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Dear South Wales Police,

I am asking an important question, and one that is very relevant to the local community. Please respond urgently!

Yours faithfully,

Ian Perry

South Wales Police

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In an emergency, always dial 999.

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Mark Ritchie left an annotation ()

These mobile speed camera vans are generally always parked obstructing other road users, mounted onto pavements, parked on double yellow lines etc. they are nothing but a cash generating excercise for the greedy corrupt police who don't, as they like to make out, put the money back into road safety. They also use illegal sites to issue NIP's and I managed to prove this in court and got the case against me thrown out because of such illegal activities.

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