The Parish Council has purchased a Vehicle Activated Speed sign and installed it at the entrance to the village on the Bicester Road. From time to time it will be relocated to other roads in order to encourage drivers to slow down. This sign has the facility to show the approaching vehicle it’s speed from about 100 meters out and intermittently flash ‘Slow Down’ also showing instantly their reduced speed.
All vehicle movements and speeds are recorded and will be downloaded to allow a picture to be built up over time. It runs off a battery which needs to be recharged every few weeks and replaced with a spare one that we have also purchased.
The unit cost £3200 and was purchased with money built up by the Parish Council from various community events plus a grant of some £900 from an OCC community fund thanks to the efforts of our excellent County Councillor, Ian Corkin.
The Bicester Road was chosen as the first location as it is the busiest road in and out of the village according the data gathered in a survey carried out in 2013. Interestingly, at that time, data shows that more cars were speeding out of the village than into it, so we may consider turning the unit around occasionally.
Please let us know what you think.