16th May, 2022

Revealed - the roads in Coventry set to get new speed cameras

SPEED cameras are set to be introduced to four roads in Coventry.

The average speed enforcement devises will be installed on Ansty Road (from its junction with Clifford Bridge Road to the City Boundary), Longford Road and part of Foleshill Road and Bedworth Road (from the junction with the A444 to Ibstock Road) and part of Old Church Road (to its junction with Gayer Street).

Other locations include Bell Green Road (from its junction with the A444 to Henley Road) and part of Old Church Road (to the junction with Dudley Street) .

Burnaby Road and The Scotchill (from Lockhurst Lane to Keresley Green Road) has also been earmarked.

Coventry City Council says research had shown these cameras were very effective at reducing vehicle speeds and improving driver behaviour.

Coun Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said” The Average Speed Enforcement Cameras have proved they can improve safety on roads where speed is an issue in collisions and they also have the added benefit of managing traffic flow which in turn leads to reduced congestion and air quality improvements.

“Early evaluation of both London Road and Ansty Road, where these cameras have been introduced, are very positive with significant reductions in the number of recorded serious personal injury collisions.

“We believe these plans across the city are making Coventry a safer speed city.”

Average Speed Enforcement Cameras work by calculating an overall journey speed over a length of road which prevents the slow down, speed up reaction that single use cameras can cause.

There will be clear signage to inform drivers of the Average Speed Camera zone and the cameras will also be visible.

These safety measures will be installed and operational before the end of March 2021.

Residents in this area are currently being given information about the planned measures and if there are any questions they can contact Joel Logue by email: trafficmanagement@coventry.gov.uk

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