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

 

Please see below the data for:

January 2019

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

December 2018

Speed Sensor 1 - Laverock Hall Road to Newsham Crossings
Speed Sensor 2 - Carrick Drive to Banbury Way
Speed Sensor 3 - Cowpen Road to Regent Street
Speed Sensor 4 - Bandstand to Ridley Park

 

November 2018

Speed Sensor 1 - Laverock Hall Road to Newsham Crossings
Speed Sensor 2 - Carrick Drive to Banbury Way
Speed Sensor 3 - Cowpen Road to Regent Street
Speed Sensor 4 - Bandstand to Ridley Park

 

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