Speed Indicator Signs (SID)

In an attempt to mitigate excess speeds on the roads within the village the Parish Council has invested in 8 VAS units. These have been positioned strategically around the village’s road network, focussing primarily on entry points to built up areas. Their primary functions are to supply a visual indicator to remind drivers of the speed limit, and also act as a psychological cue to modify their driving behaviour whilst within the parish. The devices are calibrated to trigger a visual display at 25 MPH and above. They utilize a radar beam which detects vehicles approaching and leaving the unit (bi-directional data capture). All units record the data collected, which includes: vehicle numbers, speed, direction of travel and a time and date stamp. This data is downloaded on a monthly basis, analysed and used to compile a breakdown of activity on our roads. This is published for residents to scrutinize as well as forwarded to Beds Police and Beds Borough Council to encourage their engagement with us in addressing excessive speeding on our roads - we recently had PC Thompson in the village undertaking an enforcement operation on the strength of our submissions. The information we are generating from these devices is also useful in supporting our requests for Average Speed Cameras for Ravensden Road. Additionally, Renhold’s Community Speed Watch team have been given permission by Beds Constabulary to utilize the devices for recording speeds when performing their monitoring activities.

Speed Indicator Device data summary for January 2024

 

 

Total Vehicle Movements

Violation %

 

 

 

 

Ravensden Rd (Abbey Close)

71,631

63.7

 

 

 

 

Percentage of total recorded speed values ≥35 mph = 28% = 20,040 vehicles

 

35-39 mph = 14,779 vehicles

40-44          = 4004 vehicles

45-49          = 958 vehicles

≥50              = 299 vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hookhams Lane (Wentworth)

106,317

21.8

 

 

 

 

Percentage of total recorded speed values ≥35 mph = 4.4% = 4670 vehicles

 

35-39 mph = 4,008 vehicles

40-44          = 512 vehicles

45-49          = 110 vehicles

≥50              = 40 vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green End (Top End)

42,709

17.8

 

 

 

 

Percentage of total recorded speed values ≥35 mph = 3% = 1,277 vehicles

 

35-39 mph = 1,128 vehicles

40-44          = 135 vehicles

45-49          = 12 vehicles

≥50              = 5 vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilden Rd

63,724

11.2

 

 

 

 

Percentage of total recorded speed values ≥35 mph = 2% = 1269 vehicles

 

35-39 mph =1121 vehicles

40-44          = 120 vehicles

45-49          = 23 vehicles

≥50              = 5 vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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