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Speed cameras proposal

Published Wednesday, 01 August 2018

New safety measures to tackle speeding drivers are proposed for two major routes in the city.

Speed camera sign
Speed camera sign

Average speed enforcement cameras (ASE) could be in place on a stretch of London Road and Ansty Road by the end of the year. 
The cameras track overall journey speeds along the length of the road. 
Councillor Jayne Innes, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “Although accident numbers are dropping in the city, speed is a common factor in those that have happened on these two roads.  
“This type of camera helps prevent slowing and speeding up along stretches of road as it calculates the average speed of the vehicle using number plate recognition.  
“They have had positive results in reducing accidents in other areas of the country so we hope that residents will support these proposals.”
People living nearby Ansty Road and London Road will have the chance to give their view over the next few weeks.
Cameras are hoped to be installed and operational by the end of the year.
People can have their say on proposals via the online surveys on the Council’s website or at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/London_Road or www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AnstyRoad
The speed cameras will be enforced by the West Midlands Police and any income generated will cover police administration costs and be re-invested in similar schemes in the city.
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Notes to Editors
Cameras are planned on the London Road from the junction of Allard Way to the start of the A46.
Cameras are planned on the Ansty Road from the start of Dane Road to Clifford Bridge Road.
ASE was introduced on the A77 (Ayrshire) in 2005 and achieved a 77% reduction in fatalities and a 74% reduction in serious injuries.  Recent ASE pilots in Birmingham and Solihull have achieved up to a reported 20% reduction in vehicle speeds at one location.
ASE cameras use number plate recognition and use technology to take photographs 24 hours a day in all weather conditions.  They work out the average speed of a vehicle as it passes through the speed enforcement zone.

 

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