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Survey reveals need for sign


Criteria has been met for an interactive speed sign on Nottingham Road, Bingham, in a bid to stop speeding motorists.

A survey, carried out in May by Nottinghamshire County Council and Bingham’s Community Speedwatch team, found vehicles were regularly breaking the speed limit.

Of particular concern was traffic travelling towards the town, which had speeds and traffic flows exceeding the minimum criteria for an interactive sign.

Bingham Town Council will write to the county council asking for a sign on Nottingham Road, and for a traffic survey on Grantham Road.

A report from the Speedwatch team said: “It has been shown that 70% of drivers support the use of vehicle activated interactive speed signs.

“The signs are proven to both reduce noise annoyance and reduce accidents.“

The county council’s local transport plan officer, Mr Paul Hillier, said Nottingham Road was not on the list of sites earmarked for speed signs from this year’s budget.

He said it was on another list of other suitable sites that met the criteria where speed signs could be installed in the future.

Mr Hillier said the council was reviewing the effectiveness of such signs before providing more of them.

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