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Hertfordshire County Council to use cameras to replace road bollards

Speed calming bollards

Hertfordshire County Council has said it wants to use enforcement cameras to replace width restriction bollards in Watford following a series of road incidents.

The council said legislation to replace the bollards with enforcement cameras should be in place by May, but it is working on removing them even sooner if possible.

A video taken by a local Watford resident went viral on the internet globally after it showed a series of incidents which have written off multiple vehicles colliding with the bollards.

The bollards have been in place for 10 years and were installed to deter larger vehicles from using the road and to also calm traffic speeds.

Phil Bibby, Hertfordshire County Council executive member for highways and transport, said no changes would be made without consulting residents and if the consensus is that the width restrictions should be removed, the council will make that happen.

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