MOTORISTS who flout the law are being warned off by a new-look police speed camera van in operation around the borough.
The vans, which are coated in eyecatching new livery, have been launched by Cheshire Safety Camera Partnership in a bid to encourage drivers to stay within the limit.
Lee Murphy, project manager for the partnership, said: 'Despite every effort to deter people from exceeding limits at mobile camera sites by erecting signs on the roads and making the vans visible, some people have contacted us to say that they didn't see the enforcement vehicles.
'The partnership's aim is to reduce road collisions at camera sites and we do what we can to encourage drivers to stay within the speed limits.
'The vans have therefore been given a striking new design, which should be easily recognisable.
'We urge all drivers to play their part in making the roads safer by remembering that slowing down by a few miles an hour can make a big difference.'
There are currently 21 safety camera sites in Halton which includes 11 fixed speed camera sites and 10 mobile speed camera sites.
It has been announced there will be 35 fixed camera sites, 33 mobile sites and four red light sites across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington by the end of April.
There has already been a staggering amount of revenue generated through Cheshire Safety Camera Partnership.
Between April 2003 and March 2004 there were:
50,131 fixed penalty notices issued.
A hefty £1,803,840 was paid in fines to central government.
The partnership claimed back £1,821,940 in legitimate running costs which includes salaries and site installation.
There was a 33% reduction in the number of collisions where cameras operate.
There was a 55% reduction in the number of collisions in which someone was either killed or seriously injured.
On average speeds have reduced by 3mph.