News- Safety cameras to continue operating in West Midlands
West Midlands Police is to provide over £1 million funding to ensure that speed enforcement cameras remain operational across the region for the coming financial year, following the local authorities' decision to withdraw funding to the West Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme.
The funding will ensure that speed cameras will remain operational at key collision sites, including fixed site safety cameras, red light cameras and mobile speed cameras at the most high-risk locations.
Inspector Mick Hartill, from the Camera Enforcement Unit, said: "We have carefully reviewed our priorities in line with our policing plan and are committed to continuing to operate a safety camera operation, despite the withdrawal of funding.
"We see road safety as a key priority. The force will continue to run robust road policing operations and enforcement targeting speeding and dangerous drivers to educate people about the dangers of speeding in order to reassure the community and protect them from harm.
"The success of the West Midlands approach can be seen in the significant reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads since 2001, thanks in part to the work of the West Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme in deterring speeding and red light 'jumping'."