A500 speed cameras switched on
SPEED cameras targeting around 50,000 motorists a day on one of North Staffordshire's busiest roads have been switched on.
The Sentinel reported last week that cameras will be positioned on 10 bridges in the back of stationary police vans spanning a three-mile stretch of the A500 between Hanford and Etruria.
The crackdown started on Monday and will remain in force until drivers stick to the 50mph limit.
It comes as latest figures show 55 people were injured in 38 collisions on both D-road carriageways last year. That compared to just 18 crashes generating 20 casualties in the previous 12 months.
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Any motorists caught flouting the speed limit faces being handed a £60 fine and three penalty points.
Some will be offered the option of attending a speed awareness course.
Chief Inspector Steve Smytheman, from Staffordshire Police's Road Policing Team, said: "Our road safety operations are not only about enforcement.
"We want to educate drivers to promote responsible driving and reduce the number of serious injury or collisions."