NewsSpeed monitoring in Carlton (20-08-18)
A vehicle activated speed sign has been installed in Carlton village. The sign will flash a warning to any vehicles exceeding the 30 mph speed limit, and will also record the number of vehicles and their speed. This data may then be used to support requests for speed enforcement, and will also provide data on traffic flows through the village.
The sign will be moved every four weeks or so to one of five locations. This is to enable monitoring of each of the roads leading into the village, and will also mean that drivers do not become accustomed to the sign and begin to ignore it.
The sign was put up at the western end of Main St on the 30th of July, and taken down on 10th September. During that period, 18,585 vehicles were counted heading into the village. The average number of vehicles per day was 681 on weekdays and 635 over the whole week. The average speed was 23.8 mph, and the 85th percentile speed was 29.8 mph. The fastest speed recorded was 50 mph on 26th August at 9.45 am.
The sign was moved to Bosworth Road, near the 30 mph sign on 11th September, and taken down on 16th October. During that period 31,976 vehicles were counted heading into the village. The average number of vehicles per day was 1003 on weekdays and 889 over the whole week. The average speed was 35.4 mph, and the 85th percentile speed was 45.1 mph. The fastest speed recorded was 85mph at 8 pm on 12th October.
The data collected is being published on the Traffic and speed monitoring page of this website, in quarterly reports to the PC, and also summarised in Carlton News.
This project has been supported by a 50% grant from the Parish and Communities Initiatives Fund of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.