Two fake speed cameras installed in a hamlet to prevent motorists from exceeding 30mph limit are removed despite claims  they slowed traffic

Fake speed cameras installed by locals enraged by 80mph motorists have been removed.

Residents in Shurdington, Gloucestershire, stated the fake cameras had made a considerable impact in unsafe speeding in their neighbourhood.

Cars have been recorded travelling at speeds of up to 80mph (128kmph) on Shurdington Road, which runs through the sleepy hamlet and has a speed restriction of 30mph.

Over the previous year, volunteers in the village who monitor the speed of passing automobiles reported more than 1,600 occurrences of excessive speeding.

Over the previous year, volunteers in the village who monitor the speed of passing automobiles reported more than 1,600 occurrences of excessive speeding.

The amusing ‘cameras,’ which were poorly painted black and yellow cardboard boxes, arrived on Saturday (August 6).

The handcrafted boxes, on the other hand, seemed to have an impact on cars going by at high speeds.

The ‘cameras’ have now been removed, but the local parish council said that it was unclear who installed or removed them.

Fake speed cameras are not illegal in the United Kingdom, however they are discouraged by law enforcement.

Individuals who build phoney cameras may face a legal action for exploiting public property in serious situations.

Despite this risk, individuals who are angry with fast automobiles are known to employ creative materials such as yellow and black boxes to halt traffic.

A representative for the Shurdington Parish Council said that although they do not support the action, they are “thrilled” that people are responding to the issue of speeding.

County councillor Robert Vines said speeding was a persistent problem and that speed cameras may be useful if enforced.

He said: ‘There’s no easy answer to the problem.

‘Some people might suggest speed humps or speed cameras.

‘[A camera is] only any good if it has film in it and it is enforced,’

A Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesperson said just driving a few miles per hour over the speed limit can be the difference between life and death.

The spokesperson said: ‘Speeding is one of the “fatal four” causes of road deaths and injury in the county along with using a mobile phone while driving, not wearing a seatbelt and drink or drug driving.

‘Driving within the set limit allows you to stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear providing time to react and avoid a collision with another road user.

‘Speed limits are set for a reason and exceeding them is illegal.

‘The minimum penalty for speeding is £100 fine and three points added to your licence. Receiving 12 or more points within three years may disqualify you from driving.’

If members of the public are concerned about speeding in their neighbourhood, they should contact local police online.

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