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


2018

VAS Sign Data for the period 1 Aug until 3 Nov 2018; positioned top of Broad lane facing A43.

  • Total number of vehicles recorded over 95 days = 46574 (some time the sign was down due to battery replacement issues so total unread)
  • Top speed 73 mph
  • Average speed 29.1 mph
  • 37% some 17,343 vehicles exceeded the speed limit.

Records 01.08.18 to 3.11.18

SPEEDWATCH FEB/MARCH 2018

As part of the programme, speed data was collected before and after our planned time with the enforcement equipment. Please click on the following links to view the data: 

 Data 22.01.18 - 29.01.18      Data  23.03.18 - 04.04.18

As a community, we generated 43 Police warning letters. In addition to our activity, the Police visited Evenley three times in the past 12 months and have detected 26 offences.

The VAS sign whilst positioned bottom of Broad Lane facing village green from 1st to 30th April 2018 captured the following traffic speed data (please note: during this time the A43 was closed during the night):

  • Total number of vehicles recorded over 30 days = 43,995 (1465 v/day)
  • Top speed 59 mph
  • Average speed 25.4 mph

Records 01.04.18 to 30.04.18

  The VAS sign whilst positioned top of Broad Lane facing towards the A43 from 26th Feb to 28th March 2018 captured the following traffic speed data:

  • Total number of vehicles recorded over 31 days = 11007
  • Top speed 70.5 mph
  • Average speed 29 mph

38.4 % of vehicles are exceeding the 30mph speed limit

Records 26.02.18 to 28.03.18

The VAS sign whilst positioned top of Broad Lane facing towards the A43 from 1st January to 26th Feb 2018 captured the following traffic speed data:

  • Total number of vehicles recorded over 56 days = 28853 (515 v/day)
  • Top speed 118 mph
  • Average speed 29 mph

Over 42% of vehicles are exceeding the 30mph speed limit

Records 01.01.18 to 26.02.18


2017

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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