New CCTV system deployed at accident blackspot in Shropshire

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A couple of new CCTV surveillance cameras have been installed at a known accident hotspot in Shropshire, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

A spate of accidents at the Llynclys crossroads on the A483 led both the parish and Shropshire councils to press Highways England for improvements.

In August four children and three adults were injured in a crash at the junction.

Now road engineers have put up cameras on the crossroads.

Highways England route manager for Shropshire, Robert Jaffier said: “We’re working really closely with the parish council and local authority to examine the way traffic travels around the junction. To do this, we have installed some temporary CCTV cameras that will monitor driver behaviour and help us to identify the next steps.”

“Highways England is committed to making roads safer and we are always encouraging safer driving behaviours. We have already reduced the speed limit on this stretch of road and we will continue to work with the local authority and those that use the junction to see what further measures can be put in place.”

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