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More than half a million pounds to clamp down on speeding has been set aside by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion.

Supporting the in-depth route study by Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council along the A41, the PCC made a portion of the £600,000 available to install average speed cameras if required.

Understanding residents’ speeding concerns, the PCC has made funding available to deliver a scheme through Shropshire and The Wrekin.

A major contributory factor in around one third of all road traffic collisions, the fixed cameras are proven to reduce speeding.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I hear regularly from victims impacted by speeding on our roads. It’s important measures to improve road safety are acted on and given the resources needed to make change.

“I fully support the route study currently being undertaken and have made significant funding available to fund average speed cameras if needed.

“I would like to thank Mark Pritchard MP who has been a strong voice on ensuring the A41 is a safer place for motorists and local residents, supporting my commitment to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.”

Welcoming the availability of funding, after continuing to be a vocal advocate for cameras on the A41, the PCC was joined by Mark Pritchard MP for The Wrekin.

Mark Pritchard MP said: “I am glad that after years of campaigning to try and make the A41 safer for all road users, funding has been made available for average speed cameras. I want to see an average road camera scheme happen, to help reduce death and injuries on the Shropshire part of the A41.”

PCC John Campion and Mark Pritchard MP on A41