Woodford Northamptonshire

Speed Identification Device

The Speed Identification Device is owned by the Parish Council and is licenced for use in Mill Road, High Street and Thrapston Road. It has two purposes: to collect data relating to the speed of  vehicles approaching the device and to act as an interactive sign displaying a drivers speed.

The device records a vehicle speed for the final 40-50 metres approach to the sign and logs the speed and time. This data will be shared with the relevant authorities to enable targeted speed enforcement to take place. 

NB The device is programmed to not display speeds above 45mph but speeds are still recorded.

A summary of the data, (number of vehicles travelling between specified dates at specified speeds)  is shown below

High Street Village Green - northbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2015                    
1 Jun 3 Jun 1204 433 13 0 0 1650 32 27 47
4 Jun 12 Jun 4557 1099 29 0 0 5685 32 27 47
13 Jun 18 Jun 2361 492 15 0 0 2868 32 26 47
2016                    
3 Mar 9 Mar 2924 676 19 0 0 3619  30 31 45
12 Mar 18 Mar 3168 753 25 0 0 3946 30 25 48
19 Mar 25 Mar 2942 700 25 0 0 3667 30 26 48
1 Apr 7 Apr 3055 723 27 4 0 3809 30 26 53
27 Apr 2 May 2188 535 10 0 0 2733 30 25 48
2017                    
                     

High Street - southbound

No data

Mill Road - eastbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2015                    
1 Jul 13 Jul 3206 3930 690 37 2 7865 37 31 67
20 Jul 30 Jul 2401 3315 560 47 7 6330 37 31 67
22 Aug 2 Sep 2911 3442 534 36 1 6924 37 30 62
15 Sep 28 Sep 3440 4243 667 43 7 8400 37 31 62
29 Sep 12 Oct 3491 3737 534 42 3 7807 37 30 62
16 Oct 22 Oct 1635  1689 251 10 5 3590 37 30 62
23 Oct 3 Nov 3113 3202 446 28 3 6792 37 31 67
2016                    
11 Nov 23 Nov 3502 3589 470 28 6 7593 36 30 62
24 Nov 10 Dec 5436 4845 591 43 13 10919 35 29 66
13 Dec 28 Dec 4821 4371 563 28 3 9786 35 30 68
2017                    
15 Feb 27 feb 3642 3817 437 31 7930 35 30 68
6 Apr 18 Apr 3289 3729 499 31 10 7549 35 30 61
23 Apr 4 May 3557 4226 607 35 9 8468 37 30 67
                     
                     

Mill Road - westbound

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2015                    
3 Aug 11 Aug 1716 2551 519 31 3 4820 37 31 62
12 Aug 15 Aug 848 1119 193 14 1 2175 37 31 62
2017                    
                     
                     

Thrapston Road - southbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2015                    
18 Nov 29 Nov 2989 4418 757 43 0 8207 38 32 57
4 Dec 14 Dec 2996 4270 704 27 2 7999 37 32 61
18 Dec 30 Dec 2645 4220 770 44 2 7681 38 32 63
2016                    
7 Jan 18 Jan 2893 4544 790 41 0 8268 38 32 59
28 Jan 4 Feb 2160 3494 664 30 0 6348 38 32 59
2017                    
                     

Thrapston Road - northbound

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2016                    
10 Feb 19 Feb Data Corrupt              
22 Feb 27 Feb 1422 2334 330 20 1 4107 37 31 62
2017                    
                     

Definitions

V85% is the speed at which 85% of vehicles were travelling at or below and is the internationally recognised statistic used to clarify the "speed" of a particular road. This can be used to gauge whether the current speed limit is appropriate or whether speeding is an issue, depending upon the geography of the location. Eg in a built up area (30mph zone) it could be argued that a V85% figure of 37mph means too many vehicles are speeding and enforcement is required, however, on a straight, rural road with clear visibiolity limited to 30mphy a V85% figure of 37mph could suggest that the speed limit should be raised from 30mph to 40 mph.