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Safer Roads in Hagley

posted 4 Sep 2017, 01:53 by Assitant-Clerk

Success of Speed enforcement activity on the

A456 Worcester Road, Hagley

 

 

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia (SRPW&WM) launched a new mobile speed enforcement site on the A456 Worcester Road, Hagley around the 21st of June 2017.

Local residents have previously raised their concerns, regarding speeding traffic travelling along this section of the A456, to Hagley Parish Council. During 2016 the Parish Council discussed the issue with the Safer Roads Partnership and asked for action to be taken. Initially speed data was collected during 2016 in the area, which highlighted unacceptably high speeds; over half of all drivers are exceeding the 30mph speed limit and 15% of vehicles travel above 38.4mph.

Since the start of the enforcement activity in June 2017, 63 offences have been recorded.

In terms of measuring the outcomes of activity on each enforcement site, after approximately four months of activity, a speed survey will be carried out and analysed. A comparison will then be made with the initial survey, and a detailed examination of the offences will be made.

A formal report will be generated by The Safer Roads Partnership team and will include any recommendations for a change in enforcement strategy as driver’s behaviour changes. At this point it is hoped that further feedback would then be available.

The Safer Roads Partnership is part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police and works with partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire and Worcestershire through targeted communication, education and training together with enforcement.

Hagley Parish Council welcomes the success of this programme in order to establish a safer environment along this very busy highway corridor section of the A456 Worcester Road through the Parish and fully supports the aims of the enforcement programme as outlined above.

 

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