West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received a further update on the Fiveways red-light/speed camera instalment from the Home Office.
Minister Kit Malthouse has responded to MP Rosie’s continued campaign for traffic safety measures at the Fiveways Junction in Ormskirk, confirming that the ‘Home Office Type Approval’ process is still ongoing, but they hope to have approval in the Autumn.
Once approved, it can then be used for the enforcement of speed and red-light infringements at Fiveways, complementing Lancashire County Council’s actions.
In response to MP Rosie’s calls for action at this dangerous junction, LCC, as the local Highway Authority, committed to assessing the junction and implementing some changes this year, including road markings and signage.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper commented:
“Safety at the Fiveways Junction has been a major concern for my West Lancashire constituents for many, many years and sadly there have been too many accidents at junctions on County Road causing injuries and deaths.
“I have long called for Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Constabulary to take effective action to reduce the possibility of accidents occurring at this busy and complicated junction, now it seems with the Home Office on board we are finally breaking through.
“The Policing Minister has confirmed to me that the process is ongoing to approve the Vector SR spot red-light enforcement device, which already had speed enforcement approval, and expects to have approval in the Autumn.
“LCC have previously told me that they are in the process of identifying changes to road markings and signing to assist with manoeuvres through the junction and to back-up the changed speed limit on the A59. This work will also take place in the autumn.
“I will continue to campaign for road safety improvements at this junction and on this stretch of County Road.”