Worst speeding locations in Birmingham and Black Country …

Some of the worst speeding locations in the West Midlands have been revealed. Officers have been carrying out increased roadside checks as part of a targeted crackdown on speeding motorists.

It comes after police worked with residents and community groups to identify hotspot areas where speeding is a problem. Locals highlighted dangerous roads in Birmingham[1], Dudley[2] and Solihull[3].

The operation saw police carry out speed checks at Heartlands Parkway, Fort Parkway and Bromford Lane in Birmingham[4]. Officers also visited Stratford Road in Shirley and Duncan Edwards Way in Dudley.

More than 65 motorists were caught exceeding the speed limit and issued with traffic offence reports during the operation. One driver was clocked doing 106mph in a 40mph zone. They will receive a court summons in due course, police said.

Officers used a range of methods to monitor the speed of vehicles, including speed cameras and hand-held radar guns. They have also been working to educate drivers about the dangers of speeding and the impact it can have on other road users.

Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision – alongside drink and drug driving, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seat belt.

Inspector Tom Bowman, of West Midlands Police's[6] Road Harm Prevention Team, said: "We're committed to cracking down on dangerous drivers and offenders who pose a serious risk to themselves and other road users. We've been actively listening to residents' concerns regarding road safety and have carried out targeted operations in areas where speeding is a problem.

"These operations have been successful in reducing the number of dangerous drivers on the roads and improving the overall safety of communities."


  1. ^ Birmingham (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Dudley (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Solihull (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  4. ^ Birmingham (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  5. ^ Warning issued after 'four biker deaths in three days' in Staffordshire (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  6. ^ West Midlands Police's (www.birminghammail.co.uk)