Campaigners call for average speed cameras on notorious road in West Midlands

A campaign’s been launched calling for average speed cameras to be installed on a busy road in the town of Halesowen to the west of Birmingham.

Local paper the Halesowen News reports that a Councillor is leading the calls for cameras to cover Stourbridge Road, which has a 30mph limit.

In 2019 it was announced average speed cameras were switched on along the A458 Lye to Halesowen route, but Cllr Simon Phipps told paper that contrary to reports, there are actually no average speed cameras on Stourbridge Road.

Halesowen News says he has written to West Midlands Police and has met with Dudley Council calling for them to be installed along the road which he says is “plagued by speeding drivers”.

Cllr Phipps, who represents the Belle Vale ward, and is working with the local Conservative team on the campaign, told the paper, “There’s a lot of confusion because when the new average cameras were switched on there was a list of all the roads along the A458 from Lye to Halesowen including Stourbridge Road, but they actually stop at the top of Drews Holloway by its junction with Coleman Hill.

“Stourbridge Road between the Lutley Oak pub and the island which Earls School is on isn’t covered, so our aim is to get them extended.

“I have had complaints about speeding on the road every since I was elected.”

(Picture – Google Streetview)


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