The aims of the West Midlands Police Camera Enforcement Unit as developed for the original Operational Case are:
- Through a combination of Enforcement, Engineering and Education, reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in road collisions in the West Midlands.
- Develop a media strategy, which will raise public awareness of the location of fixed and mobile safety camera sites.
- To influence drivers' attitude away from inappropriate speed.
The department works towards the mission statement of:
"To promote safety for all road users in the West Midlands Metropolitan Area and support the delivery of the West Midlands targets for the reduction in the number and severity of road traffic accident casualties."
Why Concentrate On Speed?
Every year 2,000 people are killed on UK roads and more than 170,000 people are injured. In 2017, the West Midlands contributed 59 fatalities and 7662 injured people, with excess speed being a significant contributing factor.
For more information on the causes of collisions nationally, see "Road Casualties Great Britain 2017", while further information on how causes of crashes are determined can be found in the "Review of the contributory factors system", both published by the Department for Transport.