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New fine issuing camera at Redbridge Roundabout blasted by drivers

PUBLISHED: 14:30 04 July 2018

Redbridge roundabout

Redbridge roundabout

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Residents are angered over the erection of a yellow box camera in Redbridge.

Nimera Khan, 36, said the device in Redbridge Lane East is positioned at a notoriously difficult junction and Redbridge Council is more concerned with making money through fines then dealing with congestion.

“It is the only road from Redbridge Roundabout that does not have traffic lights, “ she said.

“There is often obscene queues as a result.

“Why is more pressure being put on drivers at an already stressful junction.”

A council spokeswoman said: “We’ve been petitioning TfL for many years for signalling at the Redbridge Lane East junction of Redbridge Roundabout but unfortunately they aren’t willing to do this because they say it will cause unacceptable delays on the A406 and possible queuing on the M11 at peak times.

“It means the council has to do all it can to keep traffic flowing in a very busy area.

“There is no financial motivation behind the enforcement cameras being installed at Roding Lane South and Redbridge Lane East.

“This is about changing drivers’ behaviour as far too many vehicles are blocking the yellow box junction causing both congestion and the risk of serious accidents. We want to keep traffic moving and the cameras will help us do that.”


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