Are the proposed new traffic cameras in Romsey’s Alma Road seriously there to ’improve highway safety and reduce congestion'?

I think not. It appears to be yet another money generating pursuit against the motorist with surveillance devices more akin to city centre applications.

Yellow boxes at road junctions make necessary sense but part way down a road is questionable.

How many innocent motorists are going to be caught out behind vehicles waiting to turn into the Alma Road surgery or finding that the traffic lights ahead stops a queue of traffic in full flow? 

Alma Road needs all the capacity it can provide and not be encumbered by the yellow box outside the fire station for the occasional emergency. The yellow markings are a necessary warning which motorists very soon react to making way for emergency vehicles.

Please don’t waste money. Put it towards road repairs that do improve highway safety and congestion.

Neill Beasley