Help us to tackle Speeding!
Please help us in trying to slow down the traffic in the village by volunteering for the Community Speedwatch initiative – a voluntary monitoring scheme, promoted by Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire County Council, but managed and run by volunteers who are trained to use a detection device to monitor the speeds of vehicles travelling through the local area. If you are concerned about road safety and think you might be able to help in making our village a safer place, please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Please help us by driving slowly!
Slowing down is vital to safety, especially in protecting our most vulnerable road users like children, and enabling people to walk, cycle and ride without unnecessary risk. Our rural lanes are narrow with many bends, poor visibility and hidden junctions. Even if you know the road well, you never know what’s round the corner. The majority of driver and passenger deaths happen on rural roads, often due to drivers taking bends too fast, overtaking, or not being able to react to unexpected hazards.
RoSPA’s Top Tips:
– Check your speedometer regularly
– Know the limits and look for signs
– Speed limits are a maximum
– 20’s plenty when kids are about
– Try no higher than 3rd gear in 30mph
– Concentrate – Distracted drivers speed
– Slow down when entering any village
– Give yourself time
It may feel like you are only crawling through the village, especially if you have been driving at 50mph for while, but at 30 mph you are still covering 44 feet (about three car lengths) every second, and if you hit a pedestrian at that speed, he or she will be severely injured, and possibly killed.