Permanent SPECS Average Speed Enforcement

SPECS Safety Cameras - Nottingham


Nottinghamshire was the first ever Safety Camera Partnership to install a SPECS average speed enforcement system in 2000.

Following the success of the initial trial and subsequent systems, eighteen roads in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire now benefit from SPECS and SPECS3 control. These systems are used to promote compliance within all speed limits from 30 mph to 70 mph on both single and dual carriageway roads, covering a range of urban and rural routes.


SPECS Safety Cameras - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon


The A14 is the key strategic route between the Midlands and East Anglia.  It operates at the national speed limit of 70mph as a dual carriageway with central reserve and no hard shoulder.

There were a large number of collisions and casualties along this route, even after the installation of eight fixed ‘spot speed’ camera sites in 2001.  To address ongoing public concerns about safety along the route, the Highways Agency decided to install average speed enforcement cameras (SPECS) between Spittals Interchange and Girton; a 22km control section. 


SPECS Safety Cameras - A77 Strathclyde


The A77 in Strathclyde is a main trunk road linking the central belt of Scotland with Ayrshire and the west coast port of Stranraer. There are various speed limits along the route, with roundabouts and carriageway crossings. 

Due to the high number of accidents and injuries on this section of road, the A77 Safety Group was set up in June 2004 to support a wide range of initiatives to make the A77 a safer route to drive. SPECS cameras were part of a package of road improvements installed to control traffic speeds along the route.


SPECS Safety Cameras - A127 Essex


The section of the A127 between Wickford and Southend-On-Sea is a 10km length of dual two-lane carriageway.  Prior to the implementation of the scheme, the study area had a high number of Personal Injury Collisions (PIC) and a high number of Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) collisions, including four fatal collisions in three years.

SPECS cameras have been installed on 8 distinctive yellow columns, with safety camera signs also installed. The scheme also included the reduction of the speed limit from the national speed limit to 50mph on a 6.2km section of the road.


SPECS Safety Cameras - A616 South Yorkshire


The A616 Trans-Pennine Route is a key feeder road to the M1. Opened in 1988, this rural road had a significant casualty history that the Highways Agency (HA) decided to address with a number of road safety measures. These included an 11km SPECS monitored Speed Control Zone along the length of the Stocksbridge bypass. 

The number of collisions where people are killed or seriously injured dropped by 82% AFTER the SPECS cameras were installed.