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DRIVESAFE CONFIRMS 'SPEEDING IS AN ISSUE'

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

Nearly one quarter – 23.5 per cent – of all vehicles using Fishpool Street were found to be travelling in excess of the 20mph speed limit, a six-month assessment as part of the Herts Police Commissioner’s DriveSafe Awareness campaign discovered.


Six sessions were held in total, from May to October, lasting an hour to an hour and a half at various times of day, using a calibrated Speed Indicator Device (SID) positioned in the mid-point of the street and manned by two or more residents.


In total 212 vehicles were counted across all six sessions, of which 18 were recorded as speeding in excess of 25mph – equal to 8.4 per cent of all vehicles. Of those, 17 vehicle registered keepers were issued with a warning letter by the police under the scheme procedures.


Those vehicles travelling at speeds of 21-24 mph – i.e. in excess of the speed limit but under the agreed speed for which a letter would be issued – totalled 32 cars, equivalent to 15.1 per cent.


Combined that brings the total to 23.5 per cent of all vehicles breaking the 20mph limit.


“We think the scheme has been beneficial as it has identified that there is a speeding issue in the area,” said lead volunteer Kyle McMullan (pictured above right, with FSRA chair Clive Parish).


“Feedback from residents who observed SID in operation was positive and were glad to see this sort of activity occurring. Many also provided examples of when and who they believed were speeding, but larger vehicles such as school buses and delivery vehicles were not found to be speeding, despite the impression sometimes that they are potential offenders.


“However, should the DriveSafe Scheme continue next year it would be useful to gather additional data to corroborate our findings, and also to carry out monitoring on the East-West section going past the Manor House Hotel if the scheme rules are modified to allow.”Nearly one quarter – 23.5 per cent – of all vehicles using Fishpool Street were found to be travelling in excess of the 20mph speed limit, a six-month assessment as part of the Herts Police Commissioner’s DriveSafe Awareness campaign found.


Six sessions were held in total, from May to October, lasting an hour to an hour and a half at various times of day, using a calibrated Speed Indicator Device (SID) positioned in the mid-point of the street and manned by two or more residents at a time.


In total 212 vehicles were counted across all six sessions, of which 18 were recorded as speeding in excess of 25mph – equal to 8.4 per cent of all vehicles. Of those, 17 vehicle registered keepers were issued with a warning letter by the police under the scheme procedures.


Those vehicles travelling at speeds of 21-24 mph – i.e. in excess of the speed limit but under the agreed speed for which a letter would be issued – totalled 32 cars, equivalent to 15.1 per cent.


Combined that brings the total to 23.5 per cent of all vehicles breaking the 20mph limit.


“We think the scheme has been beneficial as it has identified that there is a speeding issue in the area,” said Kyle McMullan, lead volunteer.


“Feedback from residents who observed SID in operation was positive and were glad to see this sort of activity occurring. Many also provided examples of when and who they believed were speeding, but larger vehicles such as school buses and delivery vehicles were not found to be speeding, despite the impression sometimes that they are potential offenders.


“However, should the DriveSafe Scheme continue next year it would be useful to gather additional data to corroborate our findings, and also to carry out monitoring on the East-West section going past the Manor House Hotel if the scheme rules are modified to allow.”


Six sessions were held in total, from May to October, lasting an hour to an hour and a half at various times of day, using a calibrated Speed Indicator Device (SID) positioned in the mid-point of the street and manned by two or more residents at a time.


In total 212 vehicles were counted across all six sessions, of which 18 were recorded as speeding in excess of 25mph – equal to 8.4 per cent of all vehicles. Of those, 17 vehicle registered keepers were issued with a warning letter by the police under the scheme procedures.


Those vehicles travelling at speeds of 21-24 mph – i.e. in excess of the speed limit but under the agreed speed for which a letter would be issued – totalled 32 cars, equivalent to 15.1 per cent.


Combined that brings the total to 23.5 per cent of all vehicles breaking the 20mph limit.


“We think the scheme has been beneficial as it has identified that there is a speeding issue in the area,” said Kyle McMullan, lead volunteer.


“Feedback from residents who observed SID in operation was positive and were glad to see this sort of activity occurring. Many also provided examples of when and who they believed were speeding, but larger vehicles such as school buses and delivery vehicles were not found to be speeding, despite the impression sometimes that they are potential offenders.


“However, should the DriveSafe Scheme continue next year it would be useful to gather additional data to corroborate our findings, and also to carry out monitoring on the East-West section going past the Manor House Hotel if the scheme rules are modified to allow.”

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