It has been revealed that 7,915 drivers have been caught by new Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras since they were turned on last month.

Project partners from Birmingham City Council (BCC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), West Midlands Police (WMP) and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner decided to adopt a system using average speed cameras because historically compliance with speed limits is far better than with mobile or fixed-point cameras.

Those who exceed the limit will be summoned to attend speed awareness course or face an appearance at court or a £100 fine and points on their licence.

Superintendent Kerry Blakeman, from West Midlands Police, said: “Our intention is for people to adhere to the speed limit. Those who exceed the limit will have to attend a speed awareness course where they will be educated about the dangers of speeding or face either an appearance at court or a fine and points on their licence.

We hope that the presence of these highly visible cameras will ensure that road users comply with the set limits on roads in Birmingham and Solihull.”


The routes of the digital average speed cameras are as follows:

Birmingham routes

  • A38 Bristol Road between Priory Road and Speedwell Road – 30mph
  • A456 Hagley Road between Portland Road and Lordswood Road – 30mph
  • A4540 New John Street between Lucas Circus and Hospital Street – 30mph
  • A34 Newtown Row Northbound between New John Street West and Newbury Road – 30mph
  • A45 Coventry Road between Berkeley Road and Rowland Road/Steyning Road – 40mph

Solihull routes

  • B425 Lode Lane (between Henley Crescent and Moat Lane) – 30mph
  • B4114 Bradford Road / Chester road (in the vicinity of the junction) – 30mph
  • A3400 Stratford Road, Hockley Heath – 30mph