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Safety cameras and vehicle activated signs

Safety cameras and vehicle activated signs are used to reduce speed and casualties across Dorset.

Safety cameras

Safety cameras are deployed and managed by Dorset Roadsafe. Their website has information and up-to-date listings of all likely camera locations.

Vehicle activated speed signs

Across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, we use vehicle activated speed signs as a way to remind motorists to keep within the speed limit. The signs either show the actual speed of the vehicle, the speed limit of the road or a "slow down" message.

Some of these signs are mobile, so we can put them where they are most needed. We select suitable sites where there have been complaints of speeding. The signs stay on one site for around one to three weeks, as research shows this is the most effective length of time to change driver behaviour.

If you'd like to suggest a site for our vehicle activated speed signs, please email

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