Reducing road casualties in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The Safer Roads Unit is committed to reducing casualties and making our roads safer through intelligence-led enforcement. Our presence on the road has contributed to a reduction in fatal, serious and slight injury collisions on camera sites.
What we do
Our aim is to provide a focussed and intelligence-led response to the problem of speed-related casualties on the roads in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Hampshire Constabulary work in partnership with Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, Isle of Wight Council, The Highways Agency, and the fire and rescue services of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
To achieve our aim of casualty reduction, through detailed analysis, we identify the roads with the greatest number of collisions. In particular we focus on the roads where collisions are thought to be caused by excessive or inappropriate speed.
In addition we conduct enforcement on roads where local communities are concerned about the speed of vehicles.
At camera sites we conduct speed enforcement using either fixed camera or mobile camera. We have at our disposal a fleet of eight mobile camera vans equipped with the latest mobile camera technology capable of enforcing both day and night. These vehicles are all marked Police vehicles. In addition there are 41 fixed speed camera installations plus 14 red light camera installations.
Through our speed enforcement we also detect additional road traffic offences including failure to wear seat belts and the use of mobile phones. The prevention of this behaviour also has a positive impact on road safety.
Those road users detected committing offences are offered a Driver Awareness Training course (for more information see above left), a fixed penalty notice, or a summons to court depending on their offence.
Speed camera information
Further to the Government’s commitment to increase transparency, local authorities and / or police forces have been asked by the Department for Transport to publish information on the impact and use of speed cameras. Refer to the following link for more information on this request https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/speed-camera-information.
Firstly the linked document displays casualty, collision and speed information for each permanent fixed camera site in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton from before their introduction to December 2013.
Secondly to expand upon the Department for Transport's request, Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police now publish casualty data for all roads on an interactive map, http://www.tvphampshiretraffweb.co.uk/ This resource also displays the number of speeding offences detected on each camera site and also displays the number of collisions and casualties recorded on each camera site.
If your query relates to a speeding offence, a notice of intended prosecution', or a conditional offer please contact:
Summary Justice Unit
PO BOX 112
Winchester, SO23 7YY
Tel 01962 814800 lines are open 1000 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday
If your query relates to a safety camera operations and policy, please contact:
Safer Roads Unit
West Hill, Romsey Road
Winchester, SO22 5DB