TWO STRETCHES of road in Bromsgrove have been named among eight new ‘mobile speed enforcement sites’ being introduced across Worcestershire.
The Safer Roads Partnership announced the news this week as part of its scheme to respond to community concerns either raised by residents, parish councils or safer neighbourhood team.
When monitoring took place on the Stourbridge Road in Fairfield, 47 per cent of drivers exceeded the 30mph speed limit and 15 per cent were travelling above 36.8mph.
Similarly on the Stourbridge Road in Catshill, 60 per cent of motorists drove faster than the 30mph limit and 15 per cent went faster than 38.9mph.
Sgt Stuart Allen said there were high levels of concern in all of the targeted areas.
“Data collected has highlighted unacceptably high speeds and local people are understandably concerned.
“With a high number of vehicles travelling on each of the roads every day, and their close proximity to residential areas, they represent risk to all road users.
“We hope 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 areas, reduce the risk of harm, and improve the safety of the roads for all those who use them.”
Data will be collected at the sites to assess the impact the move has on traffic speed and driver behaviour.