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Speed watch on trial ahead of county launch

People in Moulton Seas End
 who are calling for measures to stop speeding traffic through their village.  ENGANL00120141102165021

People in Moulton Seas End who are calling for measures to stop speeding traffic through their village. ENGANL00120141102165021

Help could be at hand for people in South Holland and the Deepings plagued by speeding traffic through their communities.

A Community Speed Watch (CSW) trial is under way in Ancaster, South Kesteven, as part of an initiative by Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) to give communities more power to tackle speeding motorists.

The two-week trial started last Wednesday and both the public and parish councillors are invited by the LRSP to see the scheme in action.

It is based on the use of “Check Your Speed” signs, similar to those in Whaplode, which are either passive or reactive to vehicles driving past them.

If the trial is a success, the scheme will be rolled out across the county with the costs ranging from £5 to almost £3,000, including the costs of consent from county highways officials to put the signs in place.

In a letter to parish councils, LRSP development manager Richard Greener said: “Over the past year, LRSP has been investigating movable speed information signs with the intention of developing a new CSW scheme for communities to deploy.

“The intention of the scheme is that communities will be able to purchase either or both types of signs and move them about within their community at agreed locations.”

 

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