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New speed cameras proposed for two of Coventry's most dangerous roads

Felix Nobes 2nd Aug, 2018 Updated: 2nd Aug, 2018

COVENTRIANS are being urged to have their say on new speed cameras proposed for two of the city’s most dangerous roads.

Average speed enforcement cameras (ASE) could be used to tackle speeding drivers on a stretch of London Road, and another on Ansty Road.

Coventry City Council hopes they will be installed and operational by the end of the year, after ffirst announcing the initiative in March.

The cameras track overall journey speeds along the length of the road by calculating the time travelled between points and not just the speed as a vehicle travels past a camera.

Councillor Jayne Innes, cabinet member for city services, said: “Although accident numbers are dropping in the city, speed is a common factor in those that have happened on these two roads.

“This type of camera helps prevent slowing and speeding up along stretches of road as it calculates the average speed of the vehicle using number plate recognition.

“They have had positive results in reducing accidents in other areas of the country so we hope that residents will support these proposals.”

The speed cameras will be enforced by West Midlands Police and any income generated from fines will cover police administration costs and be re-invested in similar schemes in the city.

The council says people living in nearby Ansty Road and London Road will have the chance to give their view over the next few weeks.

People can have their say on proposals via the online surveys on the council’s website or at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/London_Road or www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AnstyRoad

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