After a long campaign of reporting the speeding issues on the Rock Road, the Safer Roads Partnership are reacting to the numerous concerns we have raised with them on behalf of concerned residents.
Please see the statement below
Speed enforcement to begin on Rock Road in Overdale
A new speed enforcement site is being launched this month by the Safer Roads Partnership on Rock Road in Overdale, Telford in a bid to reduce the excessive speeds being used by motorists along the route.
The site forms part of the Safer Roads Partnership’s Community Concern programme, which responds to community requests for speed enforcement. Local residents raised their concern via Lawley and Overdale Parish Council about the speed of traffic along the 30mph road, and the parish council brought it to the attention of the partnership and asked for action to be taken.
Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said “The speed data we collected in the area highlighted a significant speed compliance problem; almost half (43%) of drivers are exceeding the speed limit and 15% of vehicles travel above 36mph. We hope that the new site on Rock Road will encourage drivers to stick to the speed limit, improve the quality of life for people living in the local area and improve the safety of the road for all those who use it.”
The new site will be operational for at least six months and data will be collected during this time to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.
The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is part of West Mercia Police and works in partnership with nine partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer for all users in West Mercia through targeted communication, education and training together with enforcement.