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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Twelve new interactive speeding signs for Notts locations where residents report safety concerns

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Twelve new interactive speed signs have been added to help tackle speeding concerns in Nottinghamshire.

The new temporary signs are available to be used at locations across the county where residents and councillors are concerned about the speed of road users.

The purchase of the signs by Via East Midlands in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, trebles the number available to use through the scheme, allowing more communities to benefit from drivers’ increased awareness of speed.

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Deployable in 30mph and 40mph areas, the new programmable state-of-the-art signs are light enough to be erected by one person and have a long battery life to minimise maintenance visits.

They have been successfully used at locations throughout Nottinghamshire and have enabled Via to provide an almost immediate and visible response to local concerns.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee said: “Speeding is a big concern to residents, particularly in urban areas of Nottinghamshire.

“These additional signs will allow us to draw drivers’ and riders’ attention to their speed at more locations across the county and help our communities deal with speeding concerns.

“Whilst speeding is an offence which is enforceable by the police, having this mobile fleet of signs combined with existing permanent interactive speed signs helps make drivers more aware of their speed and reinforces the limit which is there to keep road users, pedestrians and residents safe.

“If residents have concerns about speeding and would like us to consider installing the signs in their area, they can talk to their local County Councillor or get in touch with us directly online or through the MyNotts app.”