Speed Sensor Data
SPEED INDICATOR DEVICES (SID)
10 January 2020
In an effort to reduce the speed of vehicles in and around the Town, Blyth Town Council have purchased a number of Speed Indicator Devices. These devices, or sensors as more commonly known, are temporary vehicle activated signs which detect and display real time vehicle speeds. The device will also record data that enables us to analyse various statistics about vehicle numbers, speed values and violations. From the data recorded we can produce detailed reports which can be shared with Northumbria Police and other relevant organisations.
The visual speed indication and thereby the attempt to influence the driver`s speed is quite a new field in the common road and traffic technology. Nowadays public authorities start to install luminary speed indication signs for the same purpose and additionally to manage the traffic flow. Besides avoiding traffic congestion, these systems also shall decrease the drivers speed in order to reduce the rate of accidents and the heaviness of their consequences.
Our system of a mobile, autonomous and numerical speed indication display fulfils this aim especially in communal and urban areas, speed limit zones, living areas and in front of schools.
The Speed Indicator Devices are regularly moved to different locations across Blyth. A monthly summary and Speed data table will be available to view on this page from each Speed Indicator Device from each location.
Police officers and children from Horton Grange Primary School, Blyth have been active on Plessey Road capturing speeding motorists with hand held Speed Guns. In an hour and fifteen minutes they recorded 560 passing vehicles with 22 vehicles recorded as exceeding the 30MPH speed limit. Each speeding motorists was instructed to pull over by the Police and were warned of their speeding violation and given advice on reducing their speed and to drive more responsibly. The general feedback was positive by members of the public and all motorists
Drivers caught speeding can also suffer in many ways e.g. shame and embarrassment, points on a driving licence, fines, additional insurance premiums or disqualification
Don’t Speed – keep your Town safe. Please don’t speed as exceeding legal limits can have devastating results !!
Listed below are the abbreviations for the monthly Speed data table
Speed Violations Percentage of vehicles exceeding the speed limit
Vehicles Number of vehicles recorded during evaluation time
Vd (mph) Average speed of vehicles during evaluation time
Vmax (mph) Maximum speed recorded by sensor during evaluation time
Please see below the data for:
Click here to view the data for December.
Click here to view the data for November.
Click here to view the data for October.
Click here to view the data for September.
Click here to view the data for August.
Click here to view the data for July.
Click here to view the data for June.
Click here to view the data for May.
Click here to view the data for April.
Click here to view the data for March.
Click here to view the data for February.
Click here to view the data for January.