September 30th, 2016

Village could get flashing speed sign

Village could get flashing speed sign Village could get flashing speed sign
Updated: 9:43 am, May 07, 2015

A FLASHING speed sign could be installed in Feckenham in a bid to slow down reckless drivers.

Parish councillors voted unanimously to investigate the costs of the equipment following years of crashes and speeding along the main road.

Chair Rhys Williams said they were now waiting on information from the highways department at Worcestershire County Council about how much the sign would cost following the decision at a meeting last Thursday (November 20).

Installing pinch points along the road has been ruled out due to the cost and highways ruling they cannot be installed on a ‘major highway’.

Last week the Standard reported villagers and politicians were calling for more to be done to combat the problems, which have been ongoing for a number of years.

A spokeswoman from the Safer Roads Partnership said a mobile speed enforcement site was set up in October 2013 after data collected showed there was a significant problem and 15 per cent of vehicles were travelling above 37.1mph.

A total of 113 speed offences were recorded between October last year and February this year and further data collected then showed it had dropped below the national threshold for speed enforcement activity.

“Since then, we have not had any further concerns raised with us and would advise residents who are concerned about speeding traffic to speak to their local parish council or safer neighbourhood team who can approach us on behalf of the community.”

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