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Speed Sensor Data
Visual Speed Indication
31 January 2019
In an effort to reduce the speed of vehicles in and around Blyth, we have purchased a number of Visual Speed Indicators. 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 Visual Speed Indicator devices are regularly moved to different locations across Blyth. A monthly summary and Speed distribution chart will be available to view on this page from each Visual Speed Indicator from each location.
Listed below are the abbreviations for Speed distribution chart
Speed Violations Percentage of vehicles exceeding the speed limit
ADT Average daily traffic
AYT Average yearly traffic
Values Increasing or decreasing speeds whilst in range of sensor
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
V85 (mph) 85% of vehicles travelling at that speed or less during evaluation time
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
Don’t Speed – keep your Town Safe! Please don’t speed as Exceeding legal limits can have devastating results !!
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
Help keep your Town Safe
Please see below the data for:
Speed Sensor 1 - Cowpen Road
Speed Sensor 2 - Amersham Road
Speed Sensor 3 - Bebside
Speed Sensor 4 - Links Road
Speed Sensor 5 - Plessey Road
Speed Sensor 8 - Newsham Road
Speed Sensor 9 - Newsham Road
Speed Sensor 10 - Newcastle Road
Speed Sensor 1 - Cowpen Road to Craigmill Park
Speed Sensor 2 - Rotary Way to Dunblane Drive
Speed Sensor 3 - Horton Lane to Bebside Crossings
Speed Sensor 4 - Bandstand to Ridley Park
Speed Sensor 5 - Plessey Road to Patterson House