Shabana Mahmood MP Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood
A road camera designed to identify and track drivers who break the law by revving engines will be installed on Heartlands Parkway.
The noise camera trial will come to Birmingham after lobbying by Shabana Mahmood, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood. A bid to Government was put in working alongside West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council.
Birmingham is one of four locations whose bid for the camera was successful.
Road noise and antisocial driving is known to contribute to various health problems and cause stress and anxiety for communities.
Commenting on the noise camera trial, Shabana Mahmood MP, said:
“Noisy exhausts and nightmare car cruisers have plagued our city for far too long.
“That’s why I’m delighted to have secured the noise camera trial in Birmingham, which will clampdown on antisocial driving, by working alongside our partners in West Midlands Police and the Council.
“I’ll continue standing shoulder to shoulder with residents to tackle antisocial behaviour and criminality blighting our communities.”
Councillor for Nechells ward on Birmingham City Council, Lee Marsham, said:
“I’m delighted that our local MP, Shabana Mahmood, has listened to our concerns about boy racers near Star City worked with Birmingham City Council to secure this trial.
“These cameras will help make Nechells cleaner and safer – delivering for our residents.”