Highways England is reported to be drawing up plans for a ‘camera-based scheme’ on the A500 D-Road which loops through Stoke on Trent from two junctions of the M6.
The Stoke Sentinel says that while the plans are still at an early stage of development, it is understood that if the scheme goes ahead the cameras would be installed along the 50mph section of the trunk road between Etruria and junction 15 of the M6.
It points to comments in 2013 by North Staffordshire Coroner Ian Smith who called for average speed cameras to be installed on the A500 after Staffordshire Police reported there had been 28 fatal accidents on the road over a 10-year period.
When asked whether average speed cameras would be installed, Highways England asset manager, Neil Hansen, is quoted as saying, “Safety is at the heart of everything we do and we’re looking at measures along with our partners to make journeys safer on the A500.
“As part of that work we’re in the early stages of designing a potential scheme involving cameras along this route.”