Speed management

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Speeding and inappropriate speed is one of the most important road safety issues for North Lincolnshire communities.

The North Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership has a speed management strategy (SMS) to deal with all these concerns in a fair and positive way. The strategy targets locations with the highest number of road casualties and worst speed offending rates.

The top 57 sites are targeted with:

  • Flashing vehicle activated signs
  • Police enforcement
  • ‘Check Your Speed’ signs
  • Publicity

Sites 57 to 120 are targeted with flashing vehicle activated signs only.

Roads where there is a concern over speeding are monitored over a seven day period using electronic traffic monitors, which give information on traffic flow and speeds. The sites are scored on the number of speed offenders, number of casualties and various other factors such as junctions and number of vulnerable road users (cyclists and pedestrians). This then creates the priority list of sites for the year.

There are over 400 locations monitored in the Speed Management Strategy 2018-19 [PDF, 183Kb].

To increase the number of sites that can be treated the road safety partnership and the our Safer Neighbourhoods team have developed the Local Speed Scheme.

This allows town and parish council’s and other community groups to hire a vehicle activated sign for a site down to number 200 in the strategy, as long as there are at least 150 speed offenders a day.

These signs will only be put up where there are no other speed reduction measures in place – for example, safety cameras, other signs or police enforcement.

The exact location and settings for the sign will be agreed with the town/parish council or other organisation requesting them before the sign is put up.

The signs can be hired for a minimum of three months and our highways team will fit and remove them.

If the sign is moved within the hire period we will charge approximately £300 to cover the cost.

If you are interested in the Town and Parish Local Speed Scheme or would like more details please contact us on 01724 297478 or email roadsafety@northlincs.gov.uk.

Hire costs are:

Duration (months) Cost per month
3 £139.73
4 £116.66
5 £102.82
6 £93.60
7 £87
8 £82.06
9 £78.22
10 £75.14
11 £72.62
12 £70.53
24 £58.99
36 £55.15
48 £53.23
60 £52.07

’20 is Plenty’ has been developed for residential areas where inappropriate speed is a concern and virtually all drivers live locally. It is not suitable for areas that have a lot of through traffic.

The ’20 is Plenty’ card has a front promoting the scheme and information on the back reminds drivers of the dangers of inappropriate speed on these local roads.

The scheme has been successful in a number of locations throughout North Lincolnshire where local people have distributed the cards to households. They are also displayed on notice boards, house windows and in the back windows of cars parked on the roadside.

If you would like some ’20 is Plenty’ cards for your local area please contact roadsafety@northlincs.gov.uk.