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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 21:21 
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New average speed cameras have been turned on in the West Midlands three years after fixed ones were scrapped.

Seven cameras in Birmingham and two in Solihull are to operate for five years.

Fixed cameras in the West Midlands were switched off in 2013 in a bid to save about £1m a year and since then only mobile cameras have been used.

Birmingham City Council said criteria such as the number of crashes and casualties were taken into account when choosing the camera sites.

More on the speed cameras and other Birmingham stories

The new cameras are digital and will read motorists' numberplates as they enter and exit the roads where they are sited.

Summer showers had delayed the switch-on by three weeks and had prevented final work and testing.

There will be an initial 21-month evaluation phase to assess the effectiveness of the cameras, equipment and system, the council said.

Between 2010 and 2014 there were 2,078 people killed or seriously injured in Birmingham, an average of 416 per year, according to the authority.
Birmingham locations

A38 Bristol Road approaching Speedwell Road - into city
A456 Hagley Road approaching Norfolk Road - out city
A456 Hagley Road approaching Rotton Park Road - into city
A4540 New John St West approaching Hospital St - towards A38
A4540 New John St West towards Hockley Circus - towards Hockley Circus
A34 Newtown Row near New John St West - out of city
A45 Coventry Road at exit from Swan Island underpass - into city

Solihull locations

B425 Lode Lane (between Henley Crescent and Moat Lane)
B4114 Bradford Road / Chester road (in the vicinity of the junction)"

There was an interview with a representative of ABD , which hasn't made it's way into this article, regarding the DECREASEin accidents ( with figures over the pre switch off data) ,which the Assistant Police Commissioner failed to comment on ,and ,unfortunately the interviewer failed to push.

lets bring sanity back to speed limits.
Drivers are like donkeys -they respond best to a carrot, not a stick .Road safety experts are like Asses - best kept covered up ,or sat on

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