Published: March 26, 2009
Fresh drive launched to reduce speeding traffic through Berrow

A fresh drive to slow down speeding motorists travelling through Berrow, near Burnham-On-Sea, is underway with the installation of this flashing speed sign.

Funded by Somerset County Council, the warning sign in Berrow Road flashes up the speed of traffic if a passing vehicle exceeds the limit of 30mph.

County Councillor Alan Ham, who has recently given £7,000 of community funding towards the purchase of ten of the cameras across the area, says they are already proving effective.

He told "Each of the sign is being placed in various locations across our area on a revolving basis to gather information about speeding."

"The parish councils and local police in each area are being given statistics on the number of sign flashes and the average speed of passing traffic so they can accurately assess the scale of the problems."

"The signs do not record details of passing vehicles, but they do alert motorists when they are exceeding the speed limit."


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