Community Speedwatch – Additional Speed Activated Sign (SAM2)
Good News! As a result of a successful application to the Norfolk County Council Parish Partnership Scheme Woodton Parish Council has secured an additional Speed Activated Sign (SAM2). This sign was jointly funded by the Parish Partnership Scheme and Woodton Parish Council. The Speed Activated Sign will be a permanent fixture to Woodton and rung alongside the existing SAM2 that is currently shared with Hempnall and Langley with Hardley Parish Councils. This is a positive step for both the Speedwatch Team and the village. (August 2016)
Community Speedwatch – Speed Activated Sign (SAM2).
Woodton Parish Council in partnership with Hempnall and Langley with Hardley Parish Councils have purchased the sign with a 50% grant from the County Council. Woodton has been trialling the sign on Hempnall Road from 28 July to 11 August. The sign has software which records data of all vehicles and the results are very interesting
- Number of vehicles per week – up to 8,825 in one direction alone.
- Highest speed – up to 70 mph in the 30 mph limit
- Average speed increased to 40 mph between 5 and 6 am.
- Peak volume in week one at 17.30 and in week 2 at 16.30.
It should be noted that these results were recorded outside school term time. There are 7 sites in Woodton where the sign can be deployed.