By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 03 October 2013 Updated: 04/10 07:29
A FECKENHAM road is set to have a mobile speed camera installed after figures showed more than half of all drivers were breaking the speed limit.
Statistics revealed around 15 per cent of vehicles travelled above 37.1mph on the B4090, with concerned residents also speaking out about their safety fears.
The camera, which will be in place for at least six months, will be installed this week as part of the Safer Roads Partnership’s community concern programme, which responds to requests from residents for speed enforcement. People raised their issues with their local policing officer, who then brought it to the attention of the partnership and asked for action to be taken.
Communications manager Anna Higgins said: “We are launching a new community concern enforcement site on the B4090 to address the high level of concern in the local community.
“We hope that the presence of a speed camera will encourage drivers to change their behaviour and driver at a lower, safer speed. This will help to improve the quality of life for people living in the area and improve the safety of the road for all those who use it.”
PC Richard Waterhouse, local policing officer for Redditch South West and Rural, added: “We are pleased to be working together to resolve this community issue by reducing the speed of vehicles through the village.”
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