Speed sign could help direct police
DATA collected by a mobile speed sign in Lutterworth is to be fed into a county-wide database which will help decide where traffic-calming measures would be best placed in future.
Lutterworth Town Council is upgrading its mobile speed sign, which flashes when motorists exceed the speed limit, so that the information can be used to direct resources in the future.
The speed sign was purchased last year for about £3,000 and the upgrade is expected to cost about £250.
It is used in a number of locations, including Coventry Road and Bitteswell Road.
Leicestershire County Council says it will use the data the sign provides and it will also be passed to the police so they can direct their speed enforcement teams.
A county council spokesman added: “It will save the police going out to a location where there is a known issue but at the wrong time.”
At its meeting earlier this month, Lutterworth Town Council approved the additional £250 spend for the upgrade. Members had deferred the matter from a previous meeting after some councillors queried whether there would be a benefit.
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