SPEEDING drivers in villages near Worcester and Malvern are to be caught out by a new set of mobile speed cameras.

Following concerns raised by residents in Norton, near Worcester, and Madresfield, near Malvern, about the speed of traffic driving through the villages, the Warwickshire and West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership will set up new mobile speed cameras next week.

The first camera will be set up in Church Lane, Norton, where seven out of 10 drivers have been recorded driving above the 30mph limit and 15 per cent about 40.5mph.

The second will be established near the church in Madresfield, where almost half of drivers have been reported exceeding the 30mph limit and 15 per cent of vehicles travel faster than 35.5mph.

The partnership’s communications manager Anna Higgins said: “We are launching these new community concern sites in Worcestershire to address the high level of concern in each of the local communities.

“Data collected has highlighted unacceptably high speeds and residents are understandably concerned as each of the roads are near residential areas and schools.

“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 both areas, reduce the risk of harm, and improve the safety of the roads for all those who use them.”

For more information visit www.srpwestmercia.org.uk.