Speed Cameras

Speed cameras in Birmingham and Soilhull are set to reappear on major roads next month.

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It has been confirmed that the new high-tech speed enforcement devices will be switched on in the city and neighboring routes on July 18.

The proposal to re-introduce cameras was settled last year, three years since the old ‘wet film’ apparatus were used to catch speeding drivers.

The new cameras identify vehicles through Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and calculate their average speed by calculating the time taken to travel between distinct points of a identified distance apart.

The new zones will be visibly signposted for drivers.

From July 18, the cameras will activate at:

  1. A38 Bristol Road between Priory Road and Speedwell Road – 30mph
  2. A456 Hagley Road between Portland Road and Lordswood Road – 30mph
  3. A4540 New John Street between Lucas Circus and Hospital Street – 30mph
  4. A34 Newtown Row Northbound between New John Street West and Newbury Road – 30mph
  5. A45 Coventry Road between Berkley Road and Rowland Road/Steyning Road – 40mph
  6. B425 Lode Lane (between Henley Crescent and Moat Lane) – 30mph
  7. B4114 Bradford Road / Chester road (in the vicinity of the junction) – 30mph
  8. A3400 Stratford Road, Hockley Heath – 30mph

Supt Kerry Blakeman, from West Midlands Police, said: “Our intention is for people to adhere to the speed limit.

“Those who exceed the limit will have to attend a speed awareness course where they will be educated about the dangers of speeding or face either an appearance at court or a fine and points on their licence.

“We hope that the presence of these highly visible cameras will ensure that road users comply with the set limits on roads in Birmingham and Solihull.”

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “Speed is one of the biggest causes of deaths on the road and one of the biggest issues that local people raise with me on a daily basis.

“Birmingham and Solihull are installing the cameras and the police are supporting them by processing and enforcing the fines. This shows that we are on the side of the overwhelming majority of motorists who drive safely and sensibly.”

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