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Mobile VAS in Kingswood

  

Mobile VAS in Action

Our fist mobile VAS system is now out on its third deployment, in Frocester. We are taking delivery of our second system this week, and will be deploying these in Whiteshill, Uley, Woodchester, Slimbridge, Horsley, Rodborough, Stonehouse, Eastington, Ruscombe, Bisley, Moreton Valance, Selsley, Cainscross and Minchinhampton over the next few months. (10.10.2019)


Community Speed Watch

SDRSG are meeting with Gloucestershire Constabulary Road Safety Management team at Waterwells on Thursday 17 October to discuss a possible district-wide community road safety initiative. An update will be provided at our SDRSG meeting on Wednesday 20 November. (08.10.2019)


Mobile VAS systems

With support from more than 20 local Parish and Town councils and match-funding from GCC, SDRSG has purchased two Mobile VAS systems. These devices alert drivers to the existing speed limit in order to positively influence driver behaviour. They also collect traffic flow and speed data which will inform and assist future campaigns.


Following meetings with the Road Safety Management Team at Gloucestershire Constabulary, we now have agreement with them that if a VAS deployment identifies a serious and repetitive speeding issue at a specific location, we can send them the VAS data so that an enforcement program can be considered at that site.


This is excellent news and represents exactly the sort of cooperation between community groups and the police that we were hoping to encourage when SDRSG was first started last year. 

Our mobile VAS systems are available to all Town and Parish Councils in the Stroud District, with priority given to those who have contributed to the project through our Associate Membership scheme. (05.10.2019)


Rural Multi-Site Traffic Road Safety Order  

Our proposed Rural Multi-Site Traffic Road Safety Order is aimed at reducing speed limits in more than 40 locations across the District. Following detailed discussions and meetings with various GCC Highways officers and the Gloucestershire Constabulary Road Safety team, a consultation document has now been sent to all Town and Parish Councils included in the scheme, and a decision on how to progress this will be put to a majority vote at our next meeting on 2o November. (28.09.2019)


Vulnerable Road User Sites

We continue to look at a number of vulnerable road users sites, for example where pedestrians have to walk on the carriageway to access local facilities such as schools and shops. We are trying to identify how we can improve road safety in these areas. (30.08.2019)