Thursday, 27 March 2014

New signs to slow village traffic

Wednesday 26th March Drivers are being encouraged to drive more slowly in north Buckinghamshire, with the arrival of 14 new speed signs. The Moveable Vehicle Activated Signs (MVAS), funded mostly by the County Council’s Local Area Forums, with help from parish councils, will be moved around 40 locations across the Buckingham, Winslow and district and Haddenham and Long Crendon areas. Concerns about speeding through towns and villages is a consistent priority which residents and parish councils raise through their local area forums. Research has shown that these signs can help reduce speed by between 4mph to 7mph. They are transportable, powered by battery, and so easily transferable. County Councillor Warren Whyte, Chairman of the Buckingham LAF, said: 'Time and time again residents vent their concern for drivers speeding through quiet villages and towns. It's hoped that with the purchase of the MVAS, drivers will be deterred from driving too fast and lower speed to safe limits. These are not designed to ‘catch’ people, but to offer reminders on speed. This project is a great example of local volunteers being supported by the County Council to address local issues.’