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New speed enforcement sites launching in Shropshire - 14 August 2015

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is launching a number of new speed enforcement sites across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin in response to either the level of collisions that have occurred or concerns from local residents about the speeds being travelled.

The new sites are a combination of the Safer Roads Partnership core sites and community concern sites programme and are as follows:

  •             A458 Shrewsbury Road, Cressage (30mph)
  •             B4176 Upper Ludstone (60mph)
  •             B4363 Oldbury (30mph)
  •             Uffington, Shrewsbury (30mph)
  •             Legges Way, Madeley, Telford (30mph)
  •             Dale Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford (30mph)
  •             Dale Acre Way, Hollinswood, Telford (30mph)
  •             A41 Standford Bridge (60mph)
  •             B5062 Roden (30mph)

The new sites launch next week (w/c 15th Aug 2015) with the majority forming part of the Safer Roads Partnership's Community Concern programme, where there is a high level of concern from the local community combined with a demonstrated speeding issue.

Standford Bridge, Legges Way and Upper Ludstone form part of the Partnership's Core speed enforcement programme. 'Core' speed enforcement sites exist where there is a history of road traffic collisions and casualties. Speed enforcement takes place at these sites with the aim of reducing casualties.

Vicki Bristow, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said "We are launching these sites in Shropshire and Telford to either address the high level of concern in each of the local communities or to combat those routes that are suffering from collisions. We hope that the presence of a speed camera will encourage drivers to change their behaviour and drive at a lower, safer speed."

Speed data will be collected while the sites are in operation to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.