Council to buy speed watch signs

New Community Speed Watch signs will be installed in Heckington. EMN-150227-111018001
New Community Speed Watch signs will be installed in Heckington. EMN-150227-111018001

Heckington Parish Council has voted to buy Speed Indicator Device equipment at a cost of approximately £2,354.

The equipment would be bought from the county council highways department under the Community Speed Watch Scheme and would include two bluetooth equipped devices which monitor speed of passing traffic, flashing up the figure to remind drivers of the correct speed limit. The speed data is recorded and can be used by the council when campaigning for greater enforcement or safety measures. Four brackets to mount the reactive signs would be bought and placed, under advisement from highways officers, at speeding ‘hotspots’ such as Sidebar Lane, Boston Road and Sleaford Road with the devices being relocated every three weeks. Extra warning signs would also be added around the area at a cost of £8 each.