Two more speed cameras are expected to get the go-ahead next month - as four others are erected in the West Midlands.

Average speed cameras are going up in Walsall , Wolverhampton , Sandwell and Dudley as part of a renewed drive to slow down drivers in the region.

Now, two more are set to be introduced in Sandwell   - one on the A34 Birmingham Road. between Scott Arms and the Walsall boundary, and another on the A4123 Wolverhampton Road between Hagley Road and Pound Road.

They will be given the green light subject to Sandwell Council's Cabinet approval at a meeting on April 17.

It marks something of a renaissance for speed camera enforcement in the region, as the vast majority of speed cameras in the Black Country have been switched off in recent years.

New speed cameras are coming to the Black Country
New speed cameras are coming to the Black Country
 

The new cameras aim to support the West Midlands Combined Authority Road Safety Strategy to significantly reduce killed and seriously injured casualties in the West Midlands.

Dr Lynnette Kelly, Assistant West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "I have promised that I would improve road safety and do all I could to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on our roads.

"That is why I am pleased that these safety cameras are being delivered. Speed is one of the biggest causes of deaths on the road and one of the biggest issues that local people raise with me on a daily basis.

"The Black Country Councils are installing the cameras and the police are supporting them by processing and enforcing the fines. This shows that we are on the side of the overwhelming majority of motorists who drive safely and sensibly and want others to do so also."

Cameras are currently being installed on the following routes:

  • Wolverhampton A449 Stafford Road and A4444 Black Country New Road
  • Walsall A34 Birmingham Road, A4444 Black Country New Road, A4148
  • Broadway North and A41 Black Country New Road, Moxley to Dangerfield
  • Dudley A4123 Birmingham New Road and A458 The Hayes/Park Rd/Drews Holloway/Stourbridge Rd (Lye to Halesowen)

Across the Black Country, there were 2,105 road traffic collisions in 2017.

In total, 418 of these casualties resulted in serious personal injury and 24 people lost their lives.

The majority of the West Midlands' speed cameras were switched off in 2013 as part of cost-cutting measures.

Councils insist new schemes will not be a "cash cow" and any potential profit would be reinvested in road safety.