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Drivers heading to Woore are advised to take extra care over their speeds through the village.

Woore is one of three Shropshire villages to be named a mobile speed enforcement site. It follows concerns raised by local residents about the speed of vehicles through the village and surrounding area.

The speed enforcement sites are part of the county's Safer Roads Partnership's Community Concern programme, which responds to community requests for action on speed enforcement.

Residents of three Shropshire villages, Woore, Shifnal and Sheriffhales raised their concerns through their local parish council and local policing teams who asked the partnership to take action.

In Woore, speed enforcement will concentrate on the A51 London Road. Speed data already collected in the area has found more than half of all drivers are exceeding the 30mph limit with 15% of vehicles above 37.6mph.

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership, said: "We hope that the presence of a speed camera will encourage drivers to change their behaviour and drive at a lower, safer speed. This will help to improve the quality of life for people living in the three areas, reduce the risk of harm, and improve the safety of the roads for all those who use them."

Speed data will be collected while the sites are in operation, to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is part of West Mercia Police, and works in partnership with nine partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer for all users in West Mercia through targeted communication, education and training, together with enforcement.

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