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Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion is driving forward with measures to make roads in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin safer.

More than £900,000 is being invested into three measures to curb harm on the roads across West Mercia.

Roads in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are set to benefit from the latest technology with more average speed camera schemes.

Working in partnership with local councils, an allocation of £400,000 will help to develop and deliver the popular initiative to reduce the life changing impact of speeding.

£365,800 has been allocated to increase West Mercia Police’s Road Safety team by 11.5 full-time officers.

Working with agencies across West Mercia, the team aims to reduce collisions and casualties on the roads through speed enforcement, engineering, road safety education, training courses and awareness raising campaigns.

Measures to tackle inappropriate speed and driver behaviour will receive a boost of £150,000.

This funding will be used to increase mobile enforcement capability with the purchase of two mobile camera vans, more advanced mobile camera equipment and additional revenue resource to support an increase in enforcement.

PCC John Campion said: “It is a sad fact that too many people die or are seriously injured on our roads. This huge investment of £900,000 into vital road safety measures is something I am extremely proud of, as I know it will have a direct impact on so many people’s lives in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

“It is also important that this funding will ensure West Mercia Police is using the best technology available to carry out policing efficiently.

“Residents and businesses across West Mercia tell me time and time again that roads in their communities need to be safer. I understand residents in Shropshire have raised concerns about the A41, I will continue to work closely with West Mercia Police to make sure they are addressed.”