Assurance over speed checks
MOBILE speed cameras are to be set up on roads across West Yorkshire this Easter - but the group behind them claim they are not trying to catch speeders.
West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership is telling motorists where the cameras will be and says it wants to warn people about the dangers rather than catch them.
Local roads targeted are in Dalton, Mirfield, Batley, Cleckheaton and Birkenshaw.
Partnership spokesman Philip Gwynne insisted the cameras - housed in vans - are there as a deterrent, not to catch speeders.
He said: "If you see a mobile camera patrol you are in a casualty danger zone.
"The vans are not deployed to catch speeding motorists. They are there to encourage drivers to check their speed and, if necessary, slow down in an area where people have already been killed or maimed in crashes caused by drivers travelling too fast."
He added: "We want people to enjoy their Easter motoring. We want them to be safe on the roads and we don't want their Bank Holiday spoiled by picking up a speeding ticket."
Between Thursday and Sunday, mobile cameras will be on Huddersfield Road in Mirfield; Bradford Road, Batley and Bradford Road in Birkenshaw.
On Bank Holiday Monday and Easter Tuesday they will be on Long Lane in Dalton and Hightown Road in Cleckheaton.