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Staunton receives new road sign to slow down speeders


A vehicle activated road sign has been installed near Coleford in the Forest of Dean to manage traffic speeds in the area.

Residents living in Staunton contacted the county council with their concerns about speeding traffic through the village.

The council has responded by presenting the local parish council with a special road sign for display along the A4136.

The sign, known as a 'speed indicative device,' alerts drivers by flashing up the speed of their vehicle as it approaches.

The parish council will be able to move the sign to different locations around the village.

The sign has been funded with £2100 from local county councillor Paul McMahon's highways local fund.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "If a vehicle is detected to be approaching too fast, the sign will light up to warn drivers to slow down for the speed limit. It's been great to get the sign installed for Staunton Parish Council and we've advised them on the best locations to place it."

Cllr Paul McMahon, local county councillor for Coleford said, "I'm glad I could use some of my highways local funding to help tackle speeding concerns in the village of Staunton, and I think the new vehicle activated road sign will make a big difference."

John Flynn from Staunton Parish Council said, "We're pleased to have the equipment which will inform drivers of their speeds, and collect data to help us develop speed and traffic flow profiles. The profiles will help the police target prime time speed control."

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