device installed at accident blackspot in Burnham-On-Sea
new speed reduction device has been temporarily installed at an
accident blackspot in Burnham-On-Sea following a long-running
safety campaign by concerned residents.
A speed indicator system has been installed in Stoddens Road,
close to the sharp bend near the BASC ground where there have
been car several accidents in recent years.
Somerset County Council has installed the system to gather information
about the speed of vehicles following a request from the Town
The speed indicator device displays the speed of approaching
vehicles and records the information in order to assess the need
for further action.
councillor Ken Smout, who is helping residents with their long-running
campaign to increase safety, said this week he welcomes the device.
"The system is not taking photographs of vehicles, but it
is recording their speeds which will be very useful in building
up an overall picture of the scale of the speeding problem here,"
he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Anything that encourages traffic to slow down along this
fast-moving stretch is good."
Residents in Stoddens Road, pictured above, have been calling
for improved safety measures at the site, as Burnham-On-Sea.com
this year following an accident in which a car careered off the
road in February
- one of several accidents in recent years.