CAMERAS could be used to prevent another tragedy as when a van driver died while driving along one of Wirral's busiest roads.
Christopher McCaffrey, 33, from Moreton, was killed after losing control of his vehicle when a car battery smashed through the windscreen of his Mercedes van as he travelled along the A41 dual carriageway in Rock Ferry on May 31 this year. A 15-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has since been charged with murder.
A report to Wirral Council's environment and transportation committee now recommends increased publicity and education about the dangers.
It also calls for councillors to decide whether to recommend making the installation of CCTV a priority on the two bridges which cross the dual carriageway.
The New Ferry by-pass links Tranmere with Port Sunlight.
In December 1996, Merseyside Police warned about the dangers of missiles being thrown from the bridges on to the road below.
In November 1996, youths dropped a breeze block through the windscreen of a car at the same spot, narrowly missing pregnant mother Sharon Dunn.
The following year a concrete slab was hurled off the bridge, just missing a couple and their young child. One further incident was reported last year.
The cost of locating CCTV cameras at the bridges would be £25,000 per camera.