By Carl Jackson Friday 26 October 2012 Updated: 26/10 10:08
A MOBILE speed camera is set to begin operating on a Bromsgrove road after it wad found more than half of motorists using it were breaking the law.
West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership will be monitoring the site on Shaw Lane in Stoke Prior for an initial six month period.
Research carried out by the partnership revealed 60 per cent of drivers were breaking the 30mph limit. A quarter of those were going faster than 38.8mph.
It follows concerns raised by residents with Stoke Prior Parish Council about cars travelling too fast along the road. As a result the partnership has included the site in its Community Concern Speed Enforcement Programme which takes advantage of a change in the law to allow a mobile camera to operate at sites where there is a known speeding problem, but not necessarily a significant accident or casualty record.
Once the initial six month trial is over, data collected will be analysed to see if it has been effective in slowing drivers down or if further action is needed.
Anna Higgins, communications manager at West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership said: "We hope the new site on Shaw Lane will encourage drivers to stick to the speed limit, improve the quality of life for people living and working in the local area and improve the safety of the road for all those who use it."
Coun Maddy Bunker, Worcestershire County Councillor for the Bromsgrove South division, said: "Speed limits are there for a reason and anyone that breaks them puts themselves, their passengers, others on the road and pedestrians in danger.
"The message to all drivers remains the same and is very simple. Stay safe by sticking to the speed limits."
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