Tag: speed traps

Bedfordshire Police supports European speeding campaign

Targeting speeding drivers in support of a European campaign will be a focus for the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit over the next two weeks.

Sergeant Ian Manley, of the BCH RPU, said: “We know speed is one of the main contributing factors of collisions in our counties and I would urge people to stick to the speed limits, which are there to keep us all safe.

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Vehicle speed figures from Cranfield traffic survey released

Central Bedfordshire Council audited two of the Cranfield’s vehicle activated signs

Between 14 November and 20 November 2018, Central Bedfordshire Council audited two of the vehicle activated signs in Cranfield. Until these surveys CBC hadn’t measured the traffic speed along these roads since 2011.

The automatic recordings found that ten vehicles passed the sign (in either direction) on Bedford Road at speeds of 60mph or over.

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Police release Cranfield traffic survey results

Acting on residents’ concerns about vehicle speeds in Cranfield, Bedfordshire Police carried out two 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.

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