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Speed Camera Constantly Flashing

Reported via desktop in the General Fault category anonymously at 16:46, Wed 10 November 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3116346.

The speed camera here is flashing constantly flashing and disturbing adjacent residents - presumably issuing tickets to every car that passes too.

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  • Speed camera constantly going off even in barely moving traffic. Its like a disco in my flat. At this rate, Tower Hamlets council will have made a few million £ this evening alone. Please sort as highly annoying and disruptive when WFH not to mention when trying to sleep.

    Posted anonymously at 17:22, Wed 10 November 2021

  • The speed camera around 285 Commercial Road is constantly flashing. My concern is it may be issuing unnecessary tickets.

    Posted anonymously at 21:31, Wed 10 November 2021

  • Still flashing at about 8:30am. At 6am this morning it was very distracting, firing flashing lights repeatedly down the road like a strobe light. Has clearly been reported multiple times through this website and via Twitter. We also reported it to the Met on 101. Someone will have a crash, with pedestrians and cyclists most at risk because drivers are distracted, particularly when traffic is busy and the night draws in early. Please get it fixed!

    Posted anonymously at 11:27, Thu 11 November 2021

  • The speed camera on commercial rd, London e1 is constantly flashing and has been for the past 2 days, it’s extremely difficult to sleep as the flash comes into our flat, it shouldn’t take that long to fix it, it’s been disturbing our sleep for the past 2 nights

    Posted anonymously at 21:26, Thu 11 November 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to update on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency, we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 23:39, Thu 11 November 2021

  • The nature of this constant and fast frequency flashing is not just irritating and distracting for safety of pedestrian and vehicles on this road but as it's right in the sightline of flats all through the day and night during this period of lockdown/ wfh it's a safety issue for us!

    I can't sleep, I can't concentrate at work and I know neighbours with Photosensitive epilepsy who are getting increasingly distressed!

    Just FIX IT immediately! Or turn it off!

    We should be able to live in our homes in peace! Sort it out!

    Posted anonymously at 07:33, Fri 12 November 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has now been investigated and we can confirm that there is a non-urgent fault at these traffic lights. We have therefore referred it to our contractors, and you should see an improvement within 28 days. If you need anything else, or have any questions, please contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 14:48, Fri 12 November 2021

  • 28 days of constant flashing! How is that non-urgent?That's really not good enough. Why not just switch it off until you can get it fixed?

    Posted anonymously at 22:35, Fri 12 November 2021

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Sat 11 December 2021

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