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Speed indication devices in Baston slowing down drivers on A15, Greatford Road and Main Street

A new set of speed indicators on a busy stretch of road have been hailed a success at slowing down drivers.

Fed up of waiting for something to be done to stop speeding, Baston Parish Council installed solar-powered indicators in Main Street, Greatford Road and on the A15.

On average 92 per cent of the 335,000 drivers captured were travelling at 30mph or below, according to data taken from the cameras between November 23 and December 23.

The speed indicator on the A15 at Baston. Photo: Robin Jones
The speed indicator on the A15 at Baston. Photo: Robin Jones

Baston Parish Council chairperson David Plant said: ‘With lorries using Greatford Road as a cut through and speeding cars along Main Street, the parish council felt that speed indicators would attempt to slow traffic on the roads in and around the village.

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“It seems to be working, as now, we can only hope this will continue to help reducing speed in the village, particularly as the village has a school at each end of Main Street.”

A total of 371 drivers were recorded travelling above 46mph, including three vehicles at more than 66mph on the A15.

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