Published on 2 January 2020
Average Speed Cameras will be up and running along two main routes in Coventry from January 6th 2020. The cameras have been installed Binley Road and Henley Road. This aims to reduce speeding and hence the number of road traffic collisions. The scheme is supported by West Midlands Police, who will operate and enforce it. The cameras on Binley Road will cover the route from Sky Blue Way to Bray Lane, with the Henley Road cameras covering from Woodway Lane to Newhall Road.
Why are they needed?
These sites were chosen as the location for the new cameras as they had the highest number of people killed or seriously injured in the latest three-year period, More people have been killed or seriously injured on the roads than any other in the city between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2019.
Binley Road has had 33 collisions in the last three-year period, including five serious and three fatalities, whilst Henley Road has experienced 30 personal injury collisions including two fatal and 10 serious injuries. This follows on from the introduction of Average Speed Cameras along the Ansty Road and Coventry Road which has been a huge success. Both locations have seen a vast decrease in vehicle speeds and there have also been zero personal injury collisions since they have been operational.
How do average speed cameras work?
Average speed enforcement cameras track overall journey speeds along the length of the road. They record the registration of a car and calculate its speed by measuring the time taken to travel between set points. For more information please click here .