Speeding traffic in Cranfield Image by Brian Jackson AdobeStock

Speeding in Cranfield – Update

Acting on residents’ concerns about vehicle speeds in Cranfield, Bedfordshire Police carried out two automatic traffic surveys in the village.

One survey found that 7.8% of traffic passing along the High Street near to Red Lion Close was travelling at the minimum enforceable speed or above.

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police Traffic Management explained that the minimum enforceable speed is 10% + 2mph. This means that nearly eight percent of the traffic in this part of Cranfield was travelling at 35mph or above.

Table showing minimum enforceable traffic speeds Image taken from Commons Library Briefing, 21 September 2017. Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0

High percentage of vehicles found to be speeding along Crane Way

Running between 7th and 13th November 2018, the survey in Crane Way found that 44% of the traffic was travelling at 35mph or above.

These figures have been passed onto the Community Policing Team. The Traffic Management spokesperson said that the Community Team will be contacting Cranfield Parish Council in due course to present future enforcement action.

If you have concerns about road safety please contact the Community Team. The nearest police station is at Police HQ, Kempston. This is open everyday between 08:00 to 20:00.

You can also report concerns online or by calling 101.

Is it an emergency? Remember, if someone is in danger and you need immediate support please call 999.

Central Bedfordshire Council carried out its own traffic survey and the results should be available early in the New Year.