THE Highways Agency is to additional speed cameras on the A1 south of Grantham in a bid to curb high-speed accidents.
It has earmarked £750,000 for eight cameras, monitoring average speeds on a long stretch of the road – and they could be installed as soon as next year on both sides of the carriageway. Existing speed limits will remain.
The A1 at Stoke Rochford is a priority site in the East Midlands, and the agency hopes the new cameras will halve the number of collisions.
There has been 38 collisions and 69 injuries on the busy stretch recordd between 2008 and 2012.
Nearly a third happen when drivers enter the A1 misjudging the speed of vehicles coming towards them. North Lodge Plantation, Stoke Rochford Junction and Crabtree Lane were found to be particularly dangerous.
This part of the A1 is used for 21,500 journeys a day.