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Upper Kent communities get 'new recruit' to deter speeding drivers
4:58pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
COMMUNITIES in Upper Kent are to benefit from a new recruit in their efforts to help put the brakes on speeding drivers.
SID – a high-tech Speed Indication Device – will keep a sharp-eyed watch on passing drivers’ speeds on local roads, and will flash up a warning advising them to reduce their speed if they are detected travelling too fast,.
The device, which is fixed to roadside posts, will also be used to record data on traffic speeds that can be used to identify speeding hotspots meriting further investigation by the police.
Staveley, Burneside, Skelsmergh and Scalthwaiterigg, Old Hutton and Grayrigg parishes are all committed to using the device, which is being made available to all parishes in the Upper Kent division.
The SID is being supplied by Pandora Signs, a Hawkshead-based company, thanks to a £2,765 local member grant provided by Cumbria County Councillor Stan Collins.
Councillor Collins said: “A number of communities in my division have expressed concerns about speeding and identified locations where they believe there are particular issues. This device will enable parishes to carry out speed checks on local roads and will serve as a warning to motorists to slow down if they are driving above the speed limit.”
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