The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is continuing to carry out speed enforcement on Ledbury Road in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire in a bid to further reduce the speed of vehicles travelling along the route.
The speed enforcement site launched in November 2013 as part of the Safer Roads Partnership’s Community Concern programme, which responds to community requests for speed enforcement. When the site launched there was a significant speed compliance problem on the 30mph road and 15% of vehicles were travelling above 37mph. Although speeds have reduced slightly, there is still a speed compliance issue.
Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said “The Safer Roads Partnership is still enforcing the speed limit on Ledbury Road, in direct response to local community concern. Speed data is collected while sites are in operation to assess their impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour. If speeds have reduced, we come out of the area. If not, we will stay there. In Ledbury Road, 15% of drivers are still exceeding 36.1mph. While almost half of offenders are from the Herefordshire area, data suggests that a growing number of offenders are people living outside of the area, including Gloucestershire and Newport, Wales.
“We will continue to target this road with our speed enforcement vehicles in a bid to bring speeds down further, as we have done in other areas, which will improve the safety of the road for all those who use it.”
The Safer Roads Partnership is part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police and works with partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire and Worcestershire through targeted communication, education and training together with enforcement.