7th Dec, 2016

New speed cameras finally turned following delays

Solihull Editorial 11th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

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