Exact locations where new Midlands ‘smart’ speed cameras will catch you as hundreds get tickets

Hundreds of drivers have been caught out by new ‘smart’ speed cameras on busy Midlands roads in the space of just a few months. The digital cameras are fitted with the latest technology to help police catch speeders and encourage drivers to slow down.

They are more ‘intelligent’ than older yellow box cameras and no longer have to rely on road markings to detect vehicles going too fast. They have been rolled out[1] on roads of concern by Staffordshire[2] Police.

These are some of the busiest roads in the county which have had long-standing issues with speeding. One of them is on the edge of Stafford, on the A449 just north of the Black Country, a popular route for people travelling from Wolverhampton.

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The others are in Stoke-on-Trent. The county police force has not ruled out fitting more speed cameras in future.

Hundreds of motorists have already been caught speeding by the new cameras since the start of this year. The figures serve as a warning for drivers to slow down and make sure they are sticking to the speed limit on these busy roads.

The locations of the speed cameras, and numbers caught this year, are:

  • A449 Wolverhampton Road, Stafford – 23
  • A34 Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent – 635
  • A53 Leek New Road/Baddeley Green – Stoke-on-Trent – 249
  • A50/A5008 Potteries Way, Stoke-on-Trent – 158

The data was released following a freedom of information request by BlackCountryLive[5]. Cutting-edge technology means the cameras use a radar device to accurately measure the speed of each vehicle that passes.

High-quality images of any vehicles exceeding the speed limit will then be automatically sent to the enforcement officers. Ahead of the rollout, Inspector Mark Joynson, of the force’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “The installation of the new technology will make it easier to check speeds across Staffordshire and we hope they will provide a visual reminder of the work we do every day to keep all road users as safe as possible.”


  1. ^ rolled out (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Staffordshire (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  3. ^ New ‘smart’ speed cameras catch hundreds of Midlands drivers in just four months (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
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  5. ^ BlackCountryLive (www.birminghammail.co.uk)