SpeedWatch

Community Speed Watch is a partnership initiative, using the combined efforts of local residents and parish councils. By working together, Community Speed Watch enables local people to become actively involved in helping to slow down traffic in 30mph zones within their community.

Motorists who speed through residential neighbourhoods are often unaware of the impact their actions have on other road users or the dangers they pose. Speed checks show that drivers exceeding the speed limit are often local to the village or surrounding area.

Evenley Parish Council has supported SPEEDWATCH since 2012 to bring focus and awareness to users of our village roads of the speeds that we endure.

Speedwatch seeks

  • to reduce excessive speed in Northamptonshire parishes within 30mph limits
  • to change people’s attitudes towards speeding
  • to create a safer environment
  • to empower communities to work together in partnership with road safety agencies

In addition to this Evenley Parish Council has purchased two vehicle activated speed signs that are placed around the village from time to time.  These signs show actual vehicle speeds to users in an attempt to draw attention to their excessive speed but they will not store individual vehicle information.


DATA ARCHIVE

2017

From 27th March to 30th April, 123 motorists were reported for speeding. This figure is down from 156 last year.

The VAS sign whilst positioned top of Broad Lane facing towards the A43 from Saturday19th November to Monday 27th Feb 2017 captured the following traffic speed data:

  • Total number of vehicles recorded 156214 over a 101-day period average per day = 1546
  • Top speed 76 mph
  • Average speed 29 mph

Over 44% of vehicles are exceeding the 30mph speed limit

Records to 27.02. 2017

2016

The VAS sign whilst positioned outside 4 Broad Lane facing in to the village from Sunday 16th October to Friday 18th November 2016 captured the following traffic speed data:

  • Total number of vehicles recorded 51825 over a 34-day period average per day = 1524
  • Top speed 64 mph

Records to 20161118

The VAS sign whilst positioned top Broad Lane facing towards the A43 from Thursday 4th Aug to Wednesday 12th October 2016 captured the following traffic speed data:

  • Total number of vehicles recorded 101,601 over a 70-day period average per day = 1451
  • Top speed 78.7mph

Records to 20161012

Click on the links below for detail Traffic surveys taken by the police on Broad Lane during August/September 2016.  It shows that 49% of drivers travel in excess of the 30 mph speedlimit based on around 1200 vehicle movements per day.

Police Traffic Survey Broad Lane 21st to 29th June 2016

Police Traffic Survey Broad Lane 30th to 07th September 2016

The VAS sign whilst positioned on Bicester Hill from 18th July to 3rd Aug 2016 captured the following traffic speed data:

  • Total number of vehicles recorded 8957 over 17day period average per day = 526
  • Top speed 74mph average speed 28.2mph

The VAS Sign has now been moved to top of Broad Lane facing towards A43

Latest Status Report

Records to 201607015


2015

Records to 20151202

Records to 20150715

Records to 20150513

Records to 20150305

Records to 20150112

For older records back to 2012 please contact our Parish Clerk

 

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