London considers city-wide average speed cameras

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Transport for London is considering a pilot scheme which could eventually see the capital's speed limits enforced by the average-speed cameras similar to those found on motorways.

TfL is looking for a commercial partner to trial an average-speed camera programme over four boroughs, including Southwark.

The cameras would be used as a trial to "enforce average speed limits in urban areas" according to a notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 10 August.

However, the plans are still in their infancy at the moment, with a spokeswoman for TfL confirming that it had merely issued an "expression of interest" to see which private companies come forward as prospective partners.

It looks likely that such schemes will be launched in the Capital though, as the spokeswoman said that TfL is definitely committed to speed cameras. London will introduce a set of average speed cameras on the A13 in East London by next year.

The plans will have one positive spin off; TfL's spokeswoman claimed they would mean a reduction in suspension battering speed bumps in the city.

As it is, we would love to be able to make it up to an average speed of 30mph in London – the daily commute to the Autoblog UK office falls a long way short of that.