Four new average speed camera routes are to go live in Coventry at the start of 2021.

Longford Road – where pedestrian Aaron Wilson, 29, died in a hit-and-run last year – is one of the four routes to benefit from the road safety measure.

It will see cameras on Longford Road and part of Foleshill Road and Bedworth Road (from its junction with A444 to Ibstock Road) and part of Old Church Road (to its junction with Gayer Street).

Cameras will also be installed on Bell Green Road (from its junction with A444 to its junction with Henley Road) and part of Old Church Road (to its junction with Dudley Street).

Burnaby Road and The Scotchill (from its junction with Lockhurst Lane to its junction with Keresley Green Road) will also benefit.

The current Ansty Road scheme which runs to Dane Road will also be extended from its junction with Clifford Bridge Road to the city boundary towards the M6.

All have been installed on the roads but will go live by March next year.

The stretch of Longford Road where a pedestrian was crushed between two cars will now be a Average Speed Camera route

Four average speed camera schemes are already in place across the city: with ones on Ansty Road and London Road installed in January 2019, and ones on Binley Road and Henley Road put up this January.

Cabinet member for city services Cllr Pat Hetherton said: “The Average Speed Enforcement Cameras have proved they can improve safety on roads where speed is an issue in collisions and they also have the added benefit of managing traffic flow which in turn leads to reduced congestion and air quality improvements.

“Early evaluation of both London Road and Ansty Road, where these cameras have been introduced, are very positive with significant reductions in the number of recorded serious personal injury collisions. We believe these plans across the city are making Coventry a safer speed city.”

The Ansty Road extension was approved last September while the three new routes were approved in June.

Locations have been chosen based on those which have the highest number of personal injury collisions in the latest three-year period.

The cameras detect vehicles through Automatic Number Plate Recognition and calculate their average speed by measuring the time taken to travel between defined points, a known distance apart.

Once live, there will be clear signage to inform drivers of the Average Speed Camera zone and the cameras will also be visible.

Residents in the areas are currently being given information about the planned measures. Questions can be directed to Joel Logue by email at trafficmanagement@coventry.gov.uk.

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