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Tewkesbury receives new sign to warn town speeders


Gloucestershire County Council has presented a new vehicle activated road sign to Tewkesbury Town Council so that speed can be managed in the town.

The sign, known as a 'vehicle activated sign' alerts drivers by flashing up a message to vehicles approaching at a higher speed.

The trigger speed can be adjusted by the town council to suit the locations it chooses to place it.

The sign comes with a datalogger so that information on vehicle speeds can be recorded and downloaded.

Costing a total of £3250 the funding has come from local county councillor Mike Szymiack's Highways Local Budget.

Highways funding of £30,000 is given to each county councillor each year to spend on improving roads in their area.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "This equipment will be a real asset to the town. 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."

Local county councillor Mike Sztymiak said, "I'm delighted to present Tewkesbury Town Council with this new vehicle activated road sign. If drivers see a warning message to slow down it will help keep speeds in the town under control."

Tewkesbury town clerk Helen Railton-Price said, "I'd like to thank the county council for helping us to protect our community and I'm pleased to receive the sign on behalf of town council

"It's a portable sign so we'll be moving it to different locations around the town, particularly on the main approaches such as Bredon Road, Mythe Causeway and Gloucester Road by Gupshill Manor."

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