Atlantic Highway Slow Down Signs Installed to Improve North Devon Road Safety
By A_McCormack | Friday, April 23, 2010, 16:19
SLOW DOWN signs have been sited on the A39 Atlantic Highway near Bucks Cross, Bideford to improve North Devon road safety.
Interactive flashing signs have been installed by Devon County Council to improve safety at two sites in North Devon.
signs have been located on the A39 near Waytown, between Horns Cross
and Bucks Cross, and on the A377 at Leigh Cross, Chulmleigh. They can
identify vehicles which are approaching too fast and flash a message to
the drivers warning them to ‘SLOW DOWN’.
The locations have
been chosen in response to the annual review of crashes in the area
conducted by Devon County Council Highway Officers and Devon &
Cornwall Police. There have been nine injury collisions over the past
three years at these sites, which includes one crash where a motorist
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council
Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “Once again, last
year we saw another reduction in the amount of people being killed on
Devon’s roads. By working effectively with our partners, such as Devon
& Cornwall Police and using the crash records, we can target and
prioritise our resources to where they’re needed the most.
interactive signs are a relatively new tool and they have proved
extremely effective in lowering the number of collisions, and in some
cases totally eradicating them.”
Devon County Council has
already achieved the target set by central Government in 2000 to reduce
the number of road users killed and seriously injured in the county by
40% by 2010.