WJ appointed delivery partner for 3M speed cameras

WJ have been appointed as the delivery partner for 3M Home Office Type Approved (HOTA) speed cameras.

The agreement is for the installation of temporary automatic speed camera systems for the enforcement of mandatory speed limits at roadworks (TASCAR) within the UK temporary traffic management sector.

The approved 3M speed camera system has already been deployed on permanent applications both in the UK and abroad. Providing long-term operation in a variety of operating environments the camera system is linked through a 3G or GPRS wireless connection to generate full violation records cost effectively.

Martin Tafft, 3M sales manager, commented: “3M is excited about the partnership with WJ. With WJ’s reputation for innovation and quality in roadworks and their focus on safety, we believe we have found a partner that mirrors 3M’s own vision and priorities. 3M and WJ together have a long-term objective of delivering valuable solutions that will keep road workers and road users safe as well as maintain traffic flows.”

In the past average speed cameras were used in a minority of UK counties but nowadays they are the favoured choice within motorway roadworks especially where narrow lanes and contraflows affect safety. It is widely accepted that these systems can help manage traffic speeds to protect vulnerable highway workers as well as providing smoother traffic flows.

Martin Webb, WJ group operations director, added: “3M are a valued strategic partner and we are well positioned to deliver the camera system as part of our temporary road marking operation but more importantly this value added service complements our existing activity confirming the WJ commitment to road safety overall.”

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