Recent Traffic Speed Survey Results

779135 - Nuneaton Lane, Higham on the Hill - Speeding Concerns

LCC have carried out two surveys in Higham on the Hill. One on Nuneaton Lane and the other on Main street, we have now received the results for these.

When assessing if a road would be considered an area of concern, the Police would normally advise that the 85th percentile of speed should be above the National Police Chiefs' Council's (NPCC) threshold for prosecution which is 35mph in a 30mph limit and 24mph in a 20mph limit.

The speed surveys were conducted over a week long period at the end of January 2020 and I can confirm the following results. On Nuneaton Lane, the mean speeds over 24 hours, for the week long period, were recorded at 23.4mph, with the 85th percentile (The speeds of which 85% of vehicles are traveling at or lower) being recorded at 29.5mph. This shows a good compliance with the 30mph speed limit.

On Main Street, the mean speeds over 24 hours, for the week long period, were recorded at 21.4mph, with the 85th percentile being recorded at 26.2mph. As this speed data is above the NPCC threshold, this information has been passed onto Leicestershire Police. The requirement for an ad hoc visit from the Police camera van is that greater than 50% of vehicles are travelling faster than the 85th Percentile.

Our current policy is to maintain the condition of our highway network and consider essential safety improvements only, with these being limited to areas with a proven casualty history higher than national average or higher than otherwise would be expected. I have reviewed the accident history of both Nuneaton Road and Main Street and can confirm that there has been one personal injury accidents reported to the police within the last 5 years on Nuneaton Lane, and none on Main Street. This shows that drivers are aware of their environment and are driving accordingly. Whilst this is one accident too many, it does not meet our requirements to put any measure in place to reduce speeding.

To assist you further with addressing your concerns you may wish to consider the Community Speed Watch initiative. This scheme has been designed to help people reduce speeding traffic though their community. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally and is a partnership initiative supported by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership. Further information is available online by visiting the website: http://www.communityspeedwatch.org.uk/.

Posted: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 12:33 by Alison Perkins

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