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Accident spots to get new cameras.

Byline: TOM DAVIS Local Democracy Reporter

NEW average speed cameras have been approved for two of the worst crash hotspots in Coventry.

Binley Road and Henley Road have been chosen as locations for the new cameras, having seen five deaths and 15 serious injuries between them in just three years.

Existing average speed cameras on London Road and Ansty Road will also be extended with the route doubling in length after having a positive impact since installation.

The Binley Road scheme will run from the roundabout for the A444 to the junction of Brinklow Road, while the Henley Road scheme will run from the junction of Caradoc Close to the junction of Bellbrooke Close.

The Ansty Road expansion is planned until the M6 roundabout, while the London Road extension is planned until the ring road.

Measures will be installed in the financial year.

Measures were agreed by Coventry City Council's cabinet member for city services Cllr Pat Hetherton on Monday.

Binley Road and Henley Road were chosen as the location for the new cameras as they had the highest number of people killed or seriously injured in the latest three-year period, the meeting was told.

We spent long time around and sure we made decision are Cllr Pat More people have been killed or seriously injured on the roads than any other in the city between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2019, a report added.

Highways officer Joel Logue said: "On roads that carry high volumes of traffic traditional traffic calming measures just isn't appropriate. "So in order to mitigate the trend we installed the London Road and Ansty Road average speed enforcement in January 2019.

"Although it's early days we have seen a decrease in vehicle speeds and also there have been zero personal injury collisions since it has been operational.

"So with the success in its very early days we are looking at extending average speed enforcement to Binley Road which has had 33 collisions in the last three-year period, including five serious and three fatalities.

quite a going making the right as funds limited.

"Henley Road has experienced 30 personal injury collisions including two fatal and 10 serious injuries. So we are hoping average speed enforcement will mitigate that trend."

Hetherton " Granting approval, Cllr Pat Hetherton said: "We spent quite a long time going around and making sure we made the right decision as funds are limited."

A budget of PS160,000 has been allocated for the schemes, funded from the WMCA Integrated Transport Block Allocation Grant, costing around PS80,000 each.

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