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 driver's 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 60mph but speeds are still recorded.

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

Addington Road - northbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
28 Nov 18 Dec 9181  1951 80 3 0 11215 30 26 52
2018                    
4 Jan 19 Jan 7015 1737 79 1 0 8832 30 26 53

Mill Road - eastbound Paddock Rd junction (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
15 Feb 27 feb 3642 3817 437 31 3 7930 35 30 68
6 Apr 18 Apr 3289 3729 499 31 1 7549 35 30 61
23 Apr 4 May 3557 4226 607 35 3 8468 37 30 67
                     
                     

Mill Road - eastbound (towards village) at 30 mph sign

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
14 Aug 27 Aug 2726 4649 1336 111 3 8825 40 33 63
9 Sep 22 Sep 2454 4568 1505 143 5 8675 40 33 68
23 Sep 4 Oct 2318 3886 1119 95 11 7429 40 32 73
13 Oct 30 Oct 3730 5437 1529 156 14 10866 40 32 74
1 Nov 16 Nov 3491 4599 1163 137 8 9398 39 32 71
2018                    
1 Aug 17 Aug 2458 5356 1993 237 20 10064 42 34 66
                     

Thrapston Road - southbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
16/4/18 30/4/18 4839 6765 1075 39 6 12724 37 31 64
May data corrupt                  
8/6/18 29/6/18 5690 5582 3530 1638 73 16513 38 31 63
30/6/18 13/7/18 3903 4138 2632 1260 61 11994 39 32 69
                     

Thrapston Road - northbound (out of village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
20 Jul 30 Jul 3387 4837 716 51 4 8995 37 13 67
                     

Mill Road - westbound (out of village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
25/1/18 12/2/18 3667 7035 2139 227 25 13103 40 33 76
14/2/18 22/2/18 1569 3470 1125 116 15 6295 41 33 77
7/3/18 16/3/18 2220 4813 1463 168 20 8684 41 33 79
                     

Please contact the Clerk for details of earlier data

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 visibility limited to 30mph a V85% figure of 37mph could suggest that the speed limit should be raised from 30mph to 40 mph.