Speed cameras on Telford road after boy hit by car

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Image caption The Safer Roads Partnership said there had been 10 collisions on Haybridge road between May 2010 and April 2013

Mobile speed cameras are to be introduced on the road where a nine-year-old boy was killed at a pelican crossing.

Jayden Lee McIvor died in June when he was struck by a car being driven by Raja Khan in Haybridge Road, Telford.

Khan, 19, of Leegomery, Telford, was given three years' detention after admitting dangerous driving.

A speed limit of 30mph will be enforced in both directions from next week, the Safer Roads Partnership said.

'Speed a factor'

Anna Higgins, from the partnership, said between May 2010 and April last year there had been 10 collisions on the road, between its junction with the A5112 Haybridge roundabout and the junction with Haybridge Avenue.

One person has died, another was seriously injured and eight people suffered slight injuries.

"Speed has been a contributory factor in seven out of the 10 collisions," she said.

"A significant proportion of drivers are currently travelling above 35mph so, we hope that the new site will improve driver compliance with the 30mph limit."

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