Speed Enforcement

Commencement of mobile speed enforcement in Hanley Swan

Following concern from local residents about the speed of vehicles travelling on the B4209 in Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia has collected speed data* and will commence mobile speed enforcement for a period of 6 months from week beginning 17th May 2010.

The mobile speed enforcement site (speed camera van) in Hanley Swan wil be positioned in the 30mph zone on the B4209 and is the third location to be launched in Worcestershire by the Safer Roads Partnership.  The introduction of the community concern site is in direct response to concerns from local people about the speeds of vehicles travelling through their community and the negative impact this is having on their quality of life.

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is made up of 13 partner agencies including Worcestershire County Council and West Mercia Police.  The aim of the partnership is to reduce the number f casualties and make the roads safer for all users in West Mercia through speed enforcement and by seeking to change attitudes and behaviour.

For more information visit www.srpwestmercia.org.uk.

Copied from a notice issued by the Safer Roads Partnership

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Second speed enforcement site at Hanley Swan – 01 July 2010

A second mobile speed enforcement site in Hanley Swan is being launched this week by the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia following requests from local residents concerned about the speeds of vehicles travelling close to the primary school. The new site will be located on Welland Road and will enforce the 30mph speed limit. An existing site is located in the 30mph zone on the B4209 in the village.

The two mobile speed enforcement sites at Hanley Swan form part of the community concern speed enforcement programme which was launched by the Safer Roads Partnership last year. Speed data collected at a location on Welland Road close to the primary school shows that almost two-thirds of all drivers were exceeding the 30mph speed limit with 15% driving above 39 mph.

Katy Jenkins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia, comments: “We have launched an additional speed enforcement site at Hanley Swan on Welland Road to address concerns from the community about the speeds of vehicles travelling near the primary school. With two sites now fully operational in the village it is hoped that speeds will be significantly reduced. We would urge drivers to slow down and observe the 30mph zones in the village.”

Dave Clee from Worcestershire County Council said: “The community concern project is something that we are pleased to be an active part of. The value of addressing local community speed concerns undoubtedly leads to improved quality of life and peace of mind for numerous residents within these areas.”

Speeds will be enforced on Welland Road by a speed camera motorcycle and on the B4209 by a speed camera van for an initial period of six months during which time speed data will be collected to monitor the impact of the site on driver behaviour.

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is made up of 13 partner agencies including Worcestershire County Council and West Mercia Police. The aim of the Partnership is to reduce the number of casualties and make the roads safer for all users in West Mercia through speed enforcement and by seeking to change attitudes and behaviour.

For more information visit www.srpwestmercia.org.uk.

Copied from a news item on the Safer Roads Partnership website

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