The Town Council operates a Speed Indicator Device (SID) and deploys it across the town to help tackle speeding.

The SID is an active reminder to drivers of the speed limit of the road, where drivers exceed the limit they are advised to slow down. Studies have shown that this has a positive effect and helps reduce speeding.

The SID also records data – whenever it is activated it records the speed, date and time. This allows the council to identify how much of a problem speeding is on a road and if there are particular times in the day where the problem is most severe. This data is shared with the Police to direct formal speed enforcement and can be used to justify further speed reduction measures.

We deploy the SID for a two week period which is both a good period to capture speeding data and means we can cover a greater number of areas with a single device. SIDs can also be more effective where they don’t become something drivers are used to in a certain location.

If you believe speeding is a problem on the road you live on, you can email bob.allen@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk to request the SID be deployed. You can also make a request through your town council ward councillors.

SID IS CURRENTLY OUT ON

Boothfields

The future locations for the SID are:

  • Gaskell Avenue
  • Tabley Road
  • Legh Road
  • Higher Downs
  • Beggarmans Lane

SPEED DATA

We publish the data collected from our SID – you can view the reports below. The SID was not deployed in 2020 and during 2019 developed a recording fault which meant reports could not be generated.

The files in this section are PDFs generated from the SID software. They may not be suitable for users of adaptive technology. If you would like data in an accessible format, please email enquiries@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk