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New sign installed to slow speeders in Staunton and Corse


New sign installed to slow speeders in Staunton and Corse

Residents living in Staunton and Corse contacted the county council with their concerns about speeding traffic through the two villages.

The council has responded by presenting the local parish councils with a special road sign for display along the A417.

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

The trigger speed can be adjusted by the local councils to suit the locations they choose to place it.

The sign has cost £3970 with funding coming from Section 106 money from the Chartist Way development.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "I'm delighted to present Staunton and Corse Parish Councils with this new vehicle activated road sign.

"The sign will light up to warn drivers to slow down for the speed limit, if a vehicle is detected to be approaching too fast. I hope this will help to address the concerns which residents have had about traffic speeding through the two villages."

Bas Allen, Chairman of Staunton Parish Council said, "The excess speed problem affects the whole community so we're delighted to receive this sign on behalf of both parish councils. It's portable so it'll be moved to different locations around Staunton and Corse from time to time.

"We express our grateful thanks to the county councillors and our local highways manager Richard Waters who have all helped us to achieve our aim of protecting this community."

A spokesperson for Corse Parish Council said, "If drivers can see the speed at which they are travelling it will help to keep speeds in the village under control."

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