New average speed cameras on the A40

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Dear Transport for London,

I have noticed over the past few days new signs indicating average speed cameras on the A40 from the start just after the Edgware Road slip road. However, there is no indication when the cameras will become operational or where the restrictions apply. As a result of this uncertainty, the speed at which vehicles are now travelling is much more varied and consequently posing a greater danger. Can you please advise when the cameras will be operational.

In addition, can you make an announcement and put up signs to advise drivers as to what is going on. Otherwise, everyone is going to consider this another move to raise funds via fines rather than anything to do with road safety.

Yours faithfully,

SAILESH

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Sailesh

Thank you for your email. Your queries have been passed to out Surface Customer Service team who will respond to you shortly.

Kind regards
Emma Flint
Information Access Adviser
Transport for London

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Transport for London

Our ref: 5944146

23 September 2015

Dear Sailesh

Thanks for your email received on 15 September 2015 about the average
speed cameras on the A40.
I appreciate you taking the time to contact us and I’m sorry for the
inconvenience caused by not knowing when the cameras would be operational.
Our team have advised the scheme is called A40 go-live. They’ve said the
cameras are scheduled to be operational for October 20156 and it’ll be
publicised in the press and via the use of message signs.

Thanks again for contacting us. If there's anything else I can help you
with, please reply to this email. Alternatively, you can speak to one of
our Customer Service Advisers on 0343 222 1234.

Kind regards

Luisa Caggiano      
Customer Service Adviser
Transport for London Customer Services

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Dear Transport for London,

Thank you for your response. Just to make sure of the dates can you please confirm that you meant October 2015 and not October 2016 as the date you have quoted in your response is October 20156.

If it is the case that you are intend to proceed from October 2015, can I enquire why you have set speed limit of 40 mph on a three lane carriageway? Having driven along the whole stretch at 40 miles per hour it is actually more dangerous at that speed than a faster speed which fits in with the speed of the moving traffic.

Yours faithfully,

SAILESH

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Dear Transport for London,

I have been reminded that your response is late. I know you are busy but given that I have seen no publicity in the press about the date of operation of the average speed cameras on the A40, could you let me have a response and let me know when they will become fully operational. Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

SAILESH

Transport for London

Ref.: 1016907087

16 October 2015

 

 

Dear Sailesh

 

Thank you for your further email of 5 October, regarding the average speed
scheme that is shortly to be introduced on the A40 between Northolt and
Paddington Green.

 

I apologise on behalf of my colleague at Transport for London (TfL) for
the typographical error in our earlier response to you the matter. The
date should unequivocally have read 2015. The scheme will be operational
later this month.

 

The scheme is being introduced following a review of the Killed &
Seriously Injured statistics and road conditions on this section of the
A40. With the support from the input of multiple stakeholders a permanent
reduction in speed limit to 40mph was proposed. A standard TfL Traffic
Management Order consultation process then ensued and there were no
objections to this speed reduction.)

The temporary order that was in place reduced the limit from 50mph to
40mph because of long term roadworks. This came into force in October
2012, and introduced a temporary 40mph speed limit on the elevated section
of the A40 at Westway. This was originally created to allow expansion
joints to be repaired.

The permanent order to reduce the speed limit to 40mph came into force in
May 2015.

 

Thank you again for having written to us on this issue. Please contact me
if you have any additional queries. Should you prefer to talk to us about
the matter, you may call 0343 222 1234.

Kind regards

David Goudge

Customer Service Adviser
Transport for London Customer Services

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To: [email address] <[email address]>
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Sent: 05.10.15 16:05:20
Subject: Re: Average speed cameras on the A40

Dear Transport for London,

Thank you for your response. Just to make sure of the dates can you please
confirm that you meant October 2015 and not October 2016 as the date you
have quoted in your response is October 20156.

If it is the case that you are intend to proceed from October 2015, can I
enquire why you have set speed limit of 40 mph on a three lane
carriageway? Having driven along the whole stretch at 40 miles per hour it
is actually more dangerous at that speed than a faster speed which fits in
with the speed of the moving traffic.

Yours faithfully,

SAILESH

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