In response to persistent complaints about the speed of traffic through the village, the Hindolveston Parish Council has purchased a Speed Indicator Device (SID). This is essentially a mobile electronic sign that informs drivers of their speed and issues a warning to ‘SLOW DOWN’ if appropriate.
The SID can positioned in up to 8 places around the village but actually monitor the traffic from 13 different directions or ‘sites’. These have been approved by the Highways Department of Norfolk County Council. The SID must be moved within 28 days of being sited and cannot return to the same site for at least 56 days. See the SID Location page for details of the sites.
Parish Council Responsibilities
The Parish Council is responsible for the operation of the SID but delegates the running of the system to an appointed management team. The details of the team can be found on the SID Management page. Any resident with an interest in supporting the team should contact Phil Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance.
The operation of the SID and its associated tasks are governed by the village Traffic Speed Management Policy, which was adopted by Hindolveston Parish Council in June 2017.
Speed Indicator Device (SID)
The SID is portable and is designed to be moved between positions by hand. Its key functions are:
- To indicate to oncoming traffic the speed of the vehicle
- To indicate to oncoming traffic to SLOW DOWN if, during the time the SID radar is activated, the vehicle is exceeding the speed limit for that location
- To record the speed and time of all vehicles at the point the SID radar is triggered
The SID system is activated by an oncoming vehicle approximately 100 meters away and will continue to track the vehicle’s speed until the vehicle passes the SID. As the maximum speed limit throughout Hindolveston is 30 MPH, the SID is set for vehicles travelling:
- Between 20 to 30 MPH, only the speed of travel is shown
- Between 30 to 40 MPH, the speed of travel and ‘SLOW DOWN’ are shown
- Higher than 40 MPH, only ‘SLOW DOWN’ is shown
Data collected by the SID and will be download each time the SID is moved. It is intended that this will be made available as SID Reports on the village website. It should be noted that whilst the SID is unable to record details of the vehicle itself, the data can be used to justify action by the police to instigate physical speed checks.
SID Site Movement Schedule
The selection and frequency of the SID sites are decided by the Speed Management team. This schedule will be known only to this team but a copy will be filed with the Parish Clerk for formal record keeping only. Ordinarily, no-one else is to be informed of the schedule, the exception being the police and only upon specific request.
Links to associated pages