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Police will be able to put up traffic cages at more of the sites they suspect are harbouring criminals after the police minister confirmed the scheme will be implemented across England.
The scheme will see police install a camera system to be able catch motorists speeding, causing accidents and the like, while other cameras will be used to catch pedestrians or cyclists.
It will also allow the police to see the vehicles in the area in real time, and to use their GPS to track them down.
It will be installed at sites including a pub, a gym, a school, a shopping centre and a church.
“I can confirm that the Police Service of England will now be able install CCTV cameras in public places to be used for road safety purposes,” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.
“These will be located in public areas such as bars, cafes, parks and the road, to be available to the public.”
The government is planning to install up to 2,000 cameras in England in the next two years.
Roads Minister Chris Grayling said the new system will help reduce the number of collisions in areas with large numbers of vehicles and also “help protect people in the public eye”.
“It is important that our roads remain safe for all who use them,” he said.
“This system will be a vital tool for protecting our road users and the public and it is important the police and local authorities have the equipment necessary to ensure our roads are safe.”
The number of road deaths in England have dropped significantly and we are investing heavily to reduce those figures.
“As a result, we will be adding cameras to all roads in England.”
The Home Office said it would use a combination of data from the police, private sector and government sources to develop a plan to equip all roads and bridges with cameras.
“We will work closely with the private sector to develop the necessary technology and training so that our cameras are deployed quickly and efficiently,” a spokesman said.
The scheme is being tested in Kent, where police are testing the system at more than 2,300 sites.
In October, Kent Police said it was working with the police force to implement the new technology.
A spokesman said the force was “working closely” with the government to ensure that the technology was installed “as quickly as possible”.