New speeding signs for Suffolk roads
A joint effort between Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Police has resulted in new speeding signs for Suffolk’s roads.
Ten temporary Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) and ten mobile triple-mounted signs will now be used across the county.
The temporary VAS, which display vehicle speeds, will be moved to locations across Suffolk identified by Suffolk Police, county and parish councillors as having the biggest impact.
The mobile tripod-mounted signs will be used by the Community Speedwatch groups for up to four weeks at a time.
Officers have already met with more than 30 groups and explained how the signs can be used to enhance their existing Speedwatch activities.
Some have even already started using the kit.
Councillor Guy McGregor, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads and transport, said: “Many people, including pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders, are anxious about the speeds of vehicles on local roads.
“I am confident that the signs will help to encourage drivers to slow down and will also reassure vulnerable road users.”
Tim Passmore, Suffolk police and crime commissioner, said: “Reminding drivers to keep to the speed limits is an important part of the Highway Code.
“Better road safety in Suffolk is a major priority of our new Police and Crime Plan. The new equipment will help to deliver this objective. I am very supportive of this initiative.”
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