Wondering what these cameras dotted around St Helier are all about..? Here's the answer

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CAMERAS have appeared dotted around various roads in recent days… sparking debate online as to what they are.

The contraptions can be seen on roads including Mont Millais, St Saviour’s Hill and Trinity Hill.

Dozens of people have taken to social media, with some suggesting they are ANPR numberplate recognition cameras, while others have speculated they are speed cameras. Some, meanwhile, have pointed the finger at the Russians.

But the government has confirmed they are just humble traffic monitors which are being used to assess traffic flows in and around St Helier.

On its website, the government said: ​’As part of our work to reduce transport emissions in Jersey, we are undertaking some automatic traffic surveys of vehicle flows in and around St Helier.

‘This will include processing, but not storing, vehicle numberplates. This will enable us to identify priority routes at various times of the day and provide better understanding of how Islanders are currently using the town’s road network.

‘The dates the surveys will be undertaken are Thursday 22 September until Saturday 24 September. Results of the surveys will be included within the St Helier Mobility Plan, which is a project being delivered as part of our Carbon Neutral Roadmap programme.’

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