Stoke-on-Trent roads among first to be fitted with 'smart' speed cameras - exact locations

-Credit: (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)
-Credit: (Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)

New 'smart' digital speed cameras have been introduced on main roads in North Staffordshire with hundreds of drivers fined in just a few months. The cameras are equipped with the latest technology which police chiefs hope will help them slow down traffic.

Initially, they have been activated along a few busy roads, and officers will be keen to monitor their results with the potential for wider deployment in the future. These cameras are more 'intelligent' than older yellow box cameras and no longer depend on road markings to detect vehicles going too fast.

Digital images will be sent back to enforcement officers who could then impose fines and penalty points on motorists.

READ: Exact locations where new 'smart' speed cameras will catch you as hundreds get tickets The digital cameras are fitted with the latest technology to help police catch speeders and encourage drivers to slow down

READ: 1,042 motorists caught out by Stoke-on-Trent's new speed cameras The devices have gone up in Sneyd Green, Trent Vale, Baddeley Green and Hanley

Among the busy routes where the cameras have been installed include the A34, A53, the Hanley ring road and the A449. Motorists are warned that the cameras on these roads are now live and operational with 1,042 caught out so far.

Some could be caught out as older yellow box cameras haven't worked for years in many areas.

BlackCountryLive can reveal that hundreds of motorists have been slapped with fines since the start of the year after being caught out by the new cameras.

Speed camera location

Number of drivers caught

A34, Trent Vale


A53 Leek New Road between Sneyd Green and Stockton Brook


Potteries Way, Hanley


A449 Wolverhampton Road, Stafford


Before the AI speed cameras were rolled out, 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."

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