The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia has launched a new mobile speed enforcement site on Worcester Road, Hagley in direct response to concerns raised by local residents about the speed of vehicles travelling along the 30mph road.
The new site forms part of the Safer Roads Partnership’s Community Concern programme, which responds to community requests for speed enforcement. Local residents raised their concerns through the parish council, who then brought it to the attention of the partnership and asked for action to be taken.
Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said “We have launched a new community concern enforcement site on Worcester Road in Hagley to address the high level of concern in the local community. The speed data we collected in the area has highlighted unacceptably high speeds; over half of all drivers are exceeding the 30mph speed limit and 15% of vehicles travel above 38.4mph. With a residential area nearby, residents are understandably concerned about the speed of traffic. We hope that the presence of a speed camera will encourage drivers to change their behaviour and drive at a lower, safer speed. This will help to improve the quality of life for people living in the area and improve the safety of the road for all those who use it.”
Speed data will be collected while the site is in operation to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.