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MP urges average speed cameras to improve road safety

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The death of two young brothers in a car crash has led to English MP Pat McFadden to call for an extension of the average speed camera network in the West Midlands. 

Newspaper the Express and Start reports that Wolverhampton MP Pat McFadden has said that new average speed cameras should cover the entire Birmingham New Road.

McFadden told the newspaper, “I welcome the decision for more speed cameras along this road but I think they should cover both Wolverhampton and Dudley. My constituency crosses the borough boundary and my constituents on either side on the line deserve the same protection.”

Cameras are due to come in on the busy route between Coseley and Dudely but will not extend to Wolverhampton. McFadden has written to the police and council bosses to ask them to consider making changes to make the road safer.

Average speed cameras are being rolled out in the Black Country over the next few weeks but, due to funding constraints, only on certain roads. On the Birmingham New Road, cameras will be put in place between Shaw Road and the Burnt Tree junction at Dudley, in a bid to improve road safety.

McFadden continued, “Residents living along the road are concerned about speed issues. I have written to the police and the local authority to ask them to review the speed control measures along the road and see if changes need to be made.”

 
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