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Speed limit to be enforced on A451
11:00am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
SPEEDING drivers will be stopped in their tracks when a new mobile camera site is launched on a busy Kidderminster road.
The speed cameras will be set up on the A451 Stourbridge Road in the Broadwaters area following concerns from worried residents about fast traffic.
Some drivers are speeding at more then 10 miles over the 30mph speed limit, according to speed data figures and It is hoped the mobile cameras will slow them down.
The enforcement site has been launched by the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and the cameras are due to be set up by tomorrow.
It forms part of the partnership’s community concern programme, which responds to community requests for speed enforcement.
Local residents raised their concerns about the speed of traffic through their local policing team at a PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting, prompting the partnership to take action.
Anna Higgins, communications manager at the Safer Roads Partnership, said: “We are launching a new community concern enforcement site on the A451 Stourbridge Road to address the concerns that have been raised with us by the local community.
“The speed data we collected in the area highlighted unacceptably high speeds - at least seven out of ten drivers are exceeding the speed limit and 15 per cent of vehicles travel above 40.8mph.
“We hope that the new site 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.”
The new site will be operational for at least six months and data will be collected during that time to assess the impact on traffic speed and driver behaviour.