To address the issue of speeding traffic within Bredfield the Parish Council has invested in an additional Speed Indication Device (SID) to encourage safe and careful driving when entering or passing through the village.
The new sign provides visual feedback to the driver of their actual speed. This has been shown to promote safer driving behaviour and reduce speeding. In the case of excess speed the sign provides an enhanced reminder of the speed limit.
Suffolk County Council advised on suppliers of the equipment and supported the purchase with a grant of £2,400 pounds. Highways England determined the location of the mounting posts and paid for their installation.
Both speed signs incorporate a data collector that records information on traffic flows over a 24 hour period in 5 minute intervals. The key data items are the speed and the time of vehicles passing. In particular those that exceed the speed limit that is set within the device. The equipment does not take photographs or record vehicle registrations.
The data will be used to support traffic calming measures where there are known to be issues. The flexibility of periodically moving the signs between the locations has been retained.
The alternative locations of the equipement are shown in the table below.
|Equipment Location Sites|
|Scotts Lane C309 (Debach Road) West facing|
|The Street/Caters Road/ North and South facing|
|The Street/Ufford Road|