Speeding Issues In Sicklesmere?

POSTED ON BEHALF OF PETER ROYCE, CHAIRMAN

The Vehicle Activated Speed signs [VAS] the Parish Council recently obtained with the assistance of our County Councillor, Terry Clements have produced some interesting results.

Many of you will have seen the little black boxes showing the speed that you are traveling at as you go along some of the roads in the Parish, whilst the VAS units do not have the ability to read or photograph number plates they do record the dates, times, number of vehicles, and more importantly the speed of vehicles. This data was something which until recently, we had trouble downloading from these units, that problem has now been resolved, and we can now start downloading and analysing this information, which some of you may find distressing, but it is as far as we can tell accurate.
For example:
Did you know that there were 125700 vehicles moving in the Sudbury direction on A134 Sicklesmere Road between 8th and 30th August this year?
This is a result of data taken from the VAS unit located just before the Rushbrooke

Of those vehicles, 51099 were travelling at the speed limit of 30 mph
1198 travelled at 50 mph
Alarmingly 33 vehicles travelled at 70 mph
8 Vehicles travelled at 75 mph
2 Vehicles travelled at 80 mph
This information will be collected on a regular basis and as it also indicates dates and times, will be forwarded to both Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Police.
It will also be interesting to see how the volume of traffic increases and decreases and the times at which it varies
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Of those vehicles, 51099 were travelling at the speed limit of 30 mph
1198 travelled at 50 mph
Alarmingly 33 vehicles travelled at 70 mph
8 Vehicles travelled at 75 mph
2 Vehicles travelled at 80 mph
This information will be collected on a regular basis and as it also indicates dates and times, will be forwarded to both Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Police.
It will also be interesting to see how the volume of traffic increases and decreases and the times at which it varies

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