The call for average speed cameras on what’s being described as one of the county’s most dangerous roads has been backed by a leading councillor.
The Shropshire Star reports Councillor Andrew Eade, leader of the Conservative Group on Telford and Wrekin Council, has written to West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, outlining his concerns over safety on the A41 through Shropshire.
The newspaper says this comes as pressure for action over the A41 has been increasing, with figures obtained by the Shropshire Star showing there had been nearly 200 crashes where people were killed or injured on the route in the county in just five years.
Councillor Eade, who represents Church Aston & Lilleshall, said he was particularly concerned about a stretch through his ward.
“The safety record along the length of the A41 across Shropshire continues to deteriorate on an almost weekly basis, with a number of severe accidents occurring in a variety of locations,” he’s quoted as saying.
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