Our project to settle the debate on the most effective way of reducing anti – social speeding is progressing well.
Six vehicle activated electronic signs are now on order together with two additional speed guns and two new speed signs of the “Sid” type for the police.
After examining the first crop of speed records from villages, the team decided to change allocations. Bramford will have enhanced police enforcement activity. Somersham, Gt Blakenham, Barham and Claydon will have one electronic sign each and Henley two signs due to the high speeds past the school and approaching the busy blind junction in the village centre.
This is, in our view the best allocation based on present data but is not set in stone and may well be adjusted as the project progresses.
We are planning to trial vehicle activated electronic signs in the area and measure their effect. I am working on this in a group involving the Police and County Highways. We intend to settle the debate on the most effective way of reducing anti social speeding at an acceptable cost. This will lead to less argument and more action.
The plan is to run the trial in Bramford, Claydon, Gt Blakenham, Henley and Somersham using several approaches. We should have two semi permanent, solar cell powered, 30 mph signs that illuminate when vehicles pass at more than the speed limit and one that displays a vehicle’s speed. There will also be extra speed guns in each Safer Neighbourhood Team area.
One additional permanent sign in this area will be funded by my locality budget for road improvements
The County Highways road safety team has obtained funding to install traffic signals at the B1113 Bramford Road junction in Gt Blakenham. They will control traffic from the Claydon Roundabout turning right towards Gt Blakenham and that from Bramford preventing further serious accidents and fatalities. We should see the signals in place around the end of the financial year.