25th May 2024

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Speed Indicator Devices

Speed Indicator Devices

At their April meeting, Dronfield Town Council agreed to purchase newly available Speed Indicator Devices to cover speeding hotspots around Dronfield. SIDS are a type of electronically activated sign that is used to accurately measure the speed of oncoming traffic.

The devices also warn speeding vehicles to slow down and collect data to show the effectiveness of the system. They promote awareness of local speed limits and have a proven track record of reducing speeding in known hotspot areas.

This follows a newly introduced policy by Derbyshire County Council which makes these devices available for town and parish councils to purchase and operate.

As part of the process, areas put forward to the county council are Eckington Road at Coal Aston, Carr Lane, Gosforth Drive and Bowshaw. Funding will be met by Dronfield Town Council and leadership grants made available by local county councillors.

Chair of Road Safety, Cllr Marie Ireland commented: "Speeding remains a major concern for residents in our town. As councillors and residents, we share this concern and work hard to be part of the solution. This is one more way we can make our roads safer for all road users."

Posted: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:13 by Loran Stonehouse

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