WITH VIDEO: Berserk Barrow speed camera repaired

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11 November 2015 11:31AM

A MALFUNCTIONING speed camera which wrongly flashed hundreds of drivers has been fixed.

The camera in Salthouse Road, Barrow, started to flash uncontrollably early on Wednesday morning last week and had to be switched off.

Any one gets a speeding fine on Salthouse rd around 8 am ish 4 November this is why, speed cameras going mad,

Posted by Ian Rawlinson on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A video captured by a passer-by was posted on Facebook and was shared hundreds of times.

It showed various vehicles being flashed as they drove past at speeds seemingly below 30mph.

But a spokeswoman for Cumbria police, which is responsible for speed cameras in the county, said the problem was solved after contractors went to inspect and assess the device on Friday.

Police also confirmed no motorists had been penalised.

The spokeswoman said: “The camera was looked at and fixed and is now functioning correctly.

“There was an electrical fault within the flash unit.

“There were no offences recorded at the time it was defective, but none would have been put through anyway.”

The two cameras in Salthouse Road, one on each side of the road, have been in operation for a decade, having been activated in autumn 2005.

The devices cost £45,000 each and are the only permanent speed cameras in Barrow.

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James   Walker , Brighouse, West Yorkshire Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 at 3:42PM
A "your speed is" display would cost less and be more effective to produce safer traffic flows. Unfortunately, that common sense solution does not produce profits for the officials, so it is less commonly used. James C. Walker, Life Member - National Motorists Association (USA, frequent UK visitor)
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Tim   Howard , Barrow-in-Furness Friday, 06 November, 2015 at 1:30PM
What a waste of money. £45,000 each plus maintenance and production costs. Deduct that from the amount raised and you can see why the public services are being cut!
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L   , Barrow Thursday, 05 November, 2015 at 5:38PM
How is it possible to know if it wasn't malfunctioning way before this and this was only made apparant by the obvious flaw? Was the camera maintained properly? If anyone has had a ticket from this camera recently be sure to challenge it.
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