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Speeding problems continue in Aylsham

Just Regional
Nov 29, 2016 2 mins read

New electronic signs have been placed in and around the town measuring the speed of traffic.

The Town Council has recently installed permanent signs outside St Michael’s School and a mobile sign to be placed at various locations in the town.*

The mobile sign will be in each location for up to four weeks and while it is there it records both traffic numbers and speeds.

The first site chosen was Gas House Hill and the period the machine was in operation included both school holidays and term time.

Initially it was hoped to place the sign in Millgate but unfortunately the council is still trying to locate a suitable and safe location.

“The information received is broken down into hourly increments and it appears nobody speeds between 2 and 3am,”
said town clerk Sue Lake. “However, the rest of the day is a different story. The peak times for this road Monday to Friday is, not surprisingly, 8-10am and 3-7pm. At the weekend the peak time is around midday. The average number of vehicles per day is 1,500.

“The speed limit on this road is 20mph. The average speed recorded is 28.4mph with 55-60% of all vehicles exceeding the speed limit.”.

She said the highest speed recorded was 55mph.

The second site was below Cromer Road beyond the Lychgate steps.

The average number of vehicles per day here is 1,050. The speed limit on this road is 20mph. The average speed recorded is 32.2mph with 60-68% of all vehicles exceeding the speed limit.

The highest speed recorded is 60mph.

The third site chosen to date was on the Norwich Road approaching the school crossing. The average number of vehicles per day here is 4,800. The speed limit on this section of road is 30mph. The average speed recorded is 27.9mph so actually within the limit. However, the highest speed recorded is 75mph.

The town council will continue to gather evidence regarding speeding to present an informed case when requesting traffic improvements.

(*It has been mentioned that the wording on this sign may be confusing and there are plans to retro-fit the sign to reflect that this is a permanent 20mph area.)

The speed sensors that have been moving to various location around the town.

The speed sensors that have been moving to various location around the town.

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