Mobile camera to operate in Vale village to catch speeding motorists after residents' complaints - The Evesham Observer

Mobile camera to operate in Vale village to catch speeding motorists after residents' complaints

Evesham Editorial 21st Aug, 2017   0

A CRACKDOWN on speeding drivers has been launched in a Vale village in response to concerns raised by residents.

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia will be deploying a mobile speed camera to Station Road in Honeybourne this month due to the number of drivers breaking the 30mph speed limit.

Speed data collected along the road found that more than half of drivers exceeded the speed limit and 15 per cent of vehicles were found to be travelling above 37.5mph.

Action is being taken to crackdown on speeding drivers after a number of residents raised concerns about the problem along one of the main roads through the village.

The Safer Roads Partnership’s Community Concern programme will continue to collect data whilst the speed camera is in operation to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership, said: “We are launching these new community concern sites in Worcestershire to address the high level of concern in each of the local communities.

“Data collected has highlighted unacceptably high speeds and local people are understandably concerned. With a high number of vehicles travelling on each of the roads every day, and their close proximity to residential areas, they represent risk to all road users.

“We hope that the presence of a speed camera 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 the areas, reduce the risk of harm, and improve the safety of the roads for all those who use them.”


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