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New ASE Cameras in Birmingham and Solihull

ASE Camera

From 30 June 2016 Birmingham City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Council and West Midlands Police will be introducing a new Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) camera system.

This new system will replace the old, obsolete wet film safety cameras.

The introduction of the ASE system is intended to positively influence driver behaviour and ensure that drivers comply with the set limits on roads; thus providing a safer environment for everyone who uses the roads.

The ASE cameras will detect vehicles and calculate their average speed by measuring the time taken to travel between fixed points.

The aims of the introducing these new cameras are to:

  • Improve road safety and reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in road collisions.
  • Improve driver behaviour improvement over a greater area.
  • Improve compliance with speed limits.

ASE cameras have a proven track record of reducing casualties and excessive speed, and their high visibility leads to better compliance with the speed limit. This is evidenced in Scotland when the first ASE was installed Case Study of ASE system positive effects – A9 Scotland

ASE Camera Routes

The ASE cameras are located on the following routes, with signage to inform drivers that they are entering an average speed control zone.

Birmingham routes

  • A38 Bristol Road between Priory Road and Speedwell Road (limit 30mph)
  • A456 Hagley Road between Portland Road and Lordswood Road (limit 30mph)
  • A4540 New John Street between Lucas Circus and Hospital Street (limit 30mph)
  • A34 Newtown Row between New John Street West and Newbury Road (limit 30mph)
  • A45 Coventry Road between Berkley Road and Rowland Road/Steyning Road (limit 40mph)

Solihull routes

  • B425 Lode Lane between Henley Crescent and Moat Lane (limit 30mph)
  • B4114 Bradford Road / Chester Road in the vicinity of the junction (limit 30mph)
  • A3400 Stratford Road, Hockley Heath (limit 30mph)

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