New Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) have been appearing across Melksham as the devices agreed to by the Town Council following a motion from Melksham South councillor Jon Hubbard have finally been supplied and installed.
“Coronavirus had delayed the provision of the equipment for the initiative,” explained Cllr Hubbard, “but we have finally managed to get the units delivered and installed. I’m delighted that they are finally here and will hopefully now help to make our streets that little bit safer.”
The motion, passed at the Town Council meeting on 25th November last year, will see seven new units installed at points around the town.
“We agreed that there would be dedicated units for Snowberry Lane, Spa Road, Semington Road/King Street, Lowbourne, Sandridge Road and Church Lane and that the remaining unit would be used across the 20mph limit areas installed in the Kenilworth Gardens and Coronation Road areas.
“It’s great to see that some of these units have now been installed and I look forward to seeing them all in the agreed locations” Jon commented.
The Town Council will be able to download information from the units giving information about the number of vehicles that are triggering the units and will be able to use this information to help inform the Police where and when would be good places to undertake speed enforcement work.