September 27th, 2016

New speed cameras finally turned following delays

New speed cameras finally turned following delays New speed cameras finally turned following delays

SPEEDING motorists will be forced to put the brakes on – or face hefty fines and points on their licence – following the switching on of new speed cameras across the region.

The average speed cameras – which ensure those with a heavy right foot can’t simply slow down for one fixed point camera, instead taking an average speed throughout as designated area – went live on Monday.

It is hoped they will bring about a dramatic reduction in speeding along the selected areas where there have been problems and concerns.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has said: “Speed is one of the biggest causes of deaths on the road and one of the biggest issues that local people raise with me on a daily basis.”

The locations of the new average speed cameras are:

 

Solihull routes:

  • B425 Lode Lane (between Henley Crescent and Moat Lane) – 30mph
  • B4114 Bradford Road / Chester road (in the vicinity of the junction) – 30mph
  • A3400 Stratford Road, Hockley Heath – 30mph
  • B425 Lode Lane (between Henley Crescent and Moat Lane) – 30mph

Birmingham routes:

  • A38 Bristol Road between Priory Road and Speedwell Road – 30mph
  • A456 Hagley Road between Portland Road and Lordswood Road – 30mph
  • A4540 New John Street between Lucas Circus and Hospital Street – 30mph
  • A34 Newtown Row Northbound between New John Street West and Newbury Road – 30mph
  • A45 Coventry Road between Berkley Road and Rowland Road/Steyning Road – 40mph

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