13 Apr, 2017 @ 09:00
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British expat demands to know why speed cameras removed from notorious A7 accident black spot

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Speed cameras removed without explanation from A7 accident blackspot on Mijas Costa

A BRITISH expat has demanded an explanation for the removal of speed cameras from a notorious accident black spot.

Michael Goosey, w h o s e house overlooks the A7 in Mijas Costa, cannot understand why officials have mysteriously removed the average speed cameras that went in two years ago.

According to Goosey, 62, a retired teacher from Cheshire, the cameras that kept drivers at the speed of 80km/h between junctions 201 and 206 around La Cala and El Faro were removed a few months ago so that workers could repaint the bridges.

However, although the work ended over one month ago, the cameras have still not been put back.

In previous years there had been many accidents at the notorious blackspot, with various sharp curves.

“It’s ridiculous,” said the president of the La Joya neighbourhood association.

“I’ve been told by a public official that they will not be switched back on.

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Michael Goosey

“Meanwhile, accidents are now happening here regularly again as drivers have started going faster than the 80km/h limit.

“The cameras along the five kilometre stretch had a positive effect on people’s speed.

“Far from deactivating them, the authorities should be putting more in place because it’s very dangerous.”

The General Directorate of Traffic, responsible for the cameras, did not confirm to the Olive Press whether it intended to return the cameras.

In a statement, a spokesperson said the radars were placed ‘where they are considered most necessary.’

Chloe Glover (Reporter)

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1 Comment

  1. The average speed cameras were only ever I stalled as a pilot scheme to see what effect they would have. They were removed when the council refurbished the footbridges on the A-7.

    The new state-of-the-art cameras that can detect speeding and whether you are wearing your seatbelt etc have already been installed in Malaga, and perhaps they wish to install those cameras in the area between El Faro & La Cala?

    Either way I absolutely agree that new cameras must be Installed again as motorists have been speeding past me the last weeks in excess of over 140kmh!

  2. Dear Michael, I suggest we put camera’s in your home to monitor you! Besides, I drive that route frequently and those camera’s did nothing but create a dangerous confusion with unknowing fast cars suddenly mixing together with slow cars. The real intent and only result was to put more of our money into the pockets of the already corrupt Spanish authorities. Good riddance to this nasty speed trap!

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