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Speed enforcement continuing on Colliers Way in Telford - 23 September 2015

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is continuing to carry out speed enforcement on Colliers Way in Telford in a bid to further reduce the speed of vehicles travelling along the route.

The speed enforcement site launched in February 2015 as part of the Safer Roads Partnership's Community Concern programme, which responds to community requests for speed enforcement. When the site launched there was a significant speed compliance problem on the 30mph road and 15% of vehicles were travelling above 36.9mph. Although the number of vehicles travelling above the 30mph speed limit has reduced, there is still a speed compliance issue.

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said "The Safer Roads Partnership is still enforcing the speed limit on Colliers Way, in direct response to local community concern. Speed data is collected while sites are in operation to assess their impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour. If speeds have reduced, we come out of the area. If not, we will stay there. In Colliers Way, over half of all vehicles are still exceeding the speed limit. Data suggests that 80% of offenders are from Telford & Wrekin, and 61% of those are from the Dawley, Malinslee and Lawley & Overdale areas.

"We will continue to target this road with our speed enforcement vehicles in a bid to bring speeds down. Police community support officers from Telford will also support this activity with visible speed enforcement and surveys. We hope that this additional presence 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 both areas, reduce the risk of harm, and improve the safety of the roads for all those who use them.