Speed and Traffic Analysis
Have you heard about the Quiet Lanes Suffolk Initiative?
Speeding is one of the most common issues raised at village meetings. It concerns most people whether you're a pedestrian walking along a village road, a cyclist or someone simply trying to get out of their driveway! Not only does speeding make the roads in our villages feel more dangerous, it also reduces the quality of rural life.
Speeding is one the main factors in fatal road accidents (Department for Transport ‘Think' Campaign website).
More than half of fatal road accidents in Britain occur on country roads. (Reported Road casualties Great Britain 2015, Department for Transport 2015 table RAS30006)
WHAT ARE SAVID'S AIMS?
- To seek common areas where member villages can work co-operatively to encourage safer driving and observance of speed limits within our joint localities.
- To share, where appropriate, resources to achieve the above aim.
- To work as a body with public and private organisations to effect improvements in driving and observance of speed limits in our villages.
- To achieve measurable reduction of speeding in our villages.
- To improve road safety and quality of life within our villages.
WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE?
- SAVID planned the procurement and funding of a shared Speed Indicator Device (SID) which was purchased in 2019.
- The SID is hosted by one Village and since early 2020, has been shared with other SAVID member villages on a rota basis.
- The SID collects vehicle speed data and this can be used to measure where the speeding hot spots are and also to measure the effects of other initiatives which villages might deploy.
- SAVID member villages share information about any deployed road safety initiatives within their parish, with other member villages.
- SAVID are currently committed to pursuing to set up a network with SCC, the Police, CSW, Mike Mottram and the SNT, aiming for a co-ordinated approach to speeding issues.
- SAVID participates in the Road Safety Forum, of the East Suffolk Community Partnership for Kesgrave, Rushmere St Andrew, Martlesham, Carlford and Fynn Valley.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Attend SAVID meetings to learn more and "have your say".
- Observe the speed limits - don't be bullied into going faster.
- Display a speed sticker on your wheelie bins.
- Support SAVID initiatives as they arise.
- Support other initiatives such as Community Speed watch.
SAVID aims to hold four meetings per year. The next scheduled meeting and date details can be found in the calendar on the left side of this page as can minutes and agendas.
For more information email SAVID
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