Speed cameras in the West Midlands were turned on Monday (8th August), after a plan to reintroduce camera speed enforcement was formally agreed last year.
In Birmingham the A456 Hagley Road, A34 Newtown Row, A45 Coventry Road, A4540 New John Street, and the A38 Bristol Road cameras will be installed, three years after obsolete wet film devices were used.
In Solihull, cameras on the B4114 Bradford Road, A3400 Stratford Road, and the B525 Lode Lane will be turned on.
Superintendent Kerry Blakeman, from West Midlands Police, said: “Our intention is for people to adhere to the speed limit. Those who exceed the limit will have to attend a speed awareness course where they will be educated about the dangers of speeding or face either an appearance at court or a fine and points on their licence.
"We hope that the presence of these highly visible cameras will ensure that road users comply with the set limits on roads in Birmingham and Solihull.” Reported the Express and Star.
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