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Speed Indicating Device

Three years on since a speed indicating device (or SID as it’s more commonly known) was installed on Colne Road to monitor outbound traffic, and now a second SID which will be fixed opposite has been commissioned to record inbound movements on the same road.

The road will become the first traffic hotspot in the county to have two devices of its type working simultaneously to review the traffic in both directions.

The move comes after results indicate a reduction on the average speed of vehicles using the route despite there being double the volume of traffic since the scheme started back in 2016.

Positive news, especially when you consider that the location has inherently been a prime destination for drivers exceeding the speed limit regardless of deterrents from both local communities and police-initiated schemes.

The new traffic calming initiative owes thanks to yet another collaboration between local construction business Mick George Ltd and Community Roadwatch (UK).

The two have combined previously as part of Mick George’s commitment to bring safety to the counties roads; which has previously seen the Company engage in measures such as no drive zones, SID installation and advisory reduced speed territories.

Speed Indicating Device

They said:

Joe Gossage, Logistics & Compliance Director at Mick George Ltd: ‘’It is good to see that the safety measures that we have invested in historically are positively contributing. I’m sure the new device will have a similar beneficial impact.’’