REVEALED - The next roads in Coventry to get average speed cameras - The Coventry Observer

9th Aug, 2022

REVEALED - The next roads in Coventry to get average speed cameras

COVENTRY City Council has rolled out new average speed cameras on four roads where 57 accidents have been recorded in the last three years, including two fatalities.

The cameras went live on Friday (February 26) and are located at:

  • Longford Road and part of Foleshill Road and Bedworth Road from it’s junction with A444 to Ibstock Road; and Old Church Rd from it’s junction with Gayer Street to Foleshill Road
  • Bell Green Road from its junction with A444 to its junction with Henley Road; and part of Old Church Road from its junction with Dudley Street to Bell Green Road
  • Burnaby Road and The Scotchill from its junction with Lockhurst Lane to its junction with Keresley Green Road
  • Ansty Road Extension from Clifford Bridge Road to the City Boundary

The council, supported by West Midlands Police, proposed these road safety schemes to help reduce the speed of motorists as there is clear evidence these measures are effective in reducing the severity and number of personal injuries.

Coun Patricia Hetherton, cabinet member for city services said, “These measures continue our drive to make Coventry a safer speed city and road safety is a priority for the council. We are targeting the irresponsible motorists that ignore speed limits and drive dangerously resulting in avoidable collisions that affect many people.

“The reduction in speed in areas where the cameras have already been introduced has brought about a real drop in collisions, notably personal injury collisions. Educating drivers is our priority.”

Average Speed Cameras record the registration of a car and calculate its speed by measuring the time taken to travel between set points. Data will be collected over the coming months and years to give an accurate picture of speed reduction. This will also show collisions and injury data and how increased speeds relate to increased serious collisions and injuries.

The council is responsible for setting speed limits in the city and works closely with West Midlands Police which enforces them.

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