5th Dec, 2016

'Bad weather' delays Solihull speed camera switch-on

Solihull Editorial 29th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THE BIG switch-on of Solihull’s new speed cameras has been cancelled at the last minute after bad weather delayed work.

Eight new cameras across Solihull and Birmingham were set to be switched on on Monday, July 18, but that had to be postponed after summer showers made testing impossible.

The average speed cameras will now be turned on on August 8 instead – three years since regular speed cameras were last used locally.

Councillor Stewart Stacey, Cabinet Member for transport and roads at Birmingham City Council, said: “The terrible weather we have been having this summer has prevented our contractors fitting and testing all of the equipment needed for the switch-on.

“We now hope to be ready for August 8, but in the meantime, I would remind motorists of the need to drive within the speed limits set by law to keep our roads safe for everyone.”