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28/06/2018 09:57:02

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Issue Summary

Speeding Wyke RD


Latest Update

13/11/2018 16:09:04 Following your request for action to be taken against speeding vehicles, we have now received the results of a recent metrocount survey. As you know, the metrocount survey was located at the site specified for two weeks. The results show that the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit was below the level that the Police consider constitutes a significant risk to highway safety. I hope the results offer you some reassurance that the level of speeding falls within accepted levels. Driver behaviours and road use can change over time and we will be willing to look again at this issue should you remain concerned. Another survey can be conducted after a period of one year has elapsed – so do please raise the matter again if you feel the situation becomes worse over the next twelve months.

06/11/2018 14:30:49 update from CATG meeting October 2018. metrocount form issued, awaiting results.

28/06/2018 10:28:47 Issue received, forwarded to local councillor, Highways officer and parish Council. Thank you for bringing this matter to the attention of the Area Board. Speeding is a very serious concern in Wiltshire and the Area Board has put in place arrangements to help local communities tackle the problem. Every speeding issue raised with the Area Board is assessed. Records will be checked to find out if any recent traffic surveys have been undertaken and if so the results will be reviewed. If no survey has been undertaken, then - provided the local parish council supports the request - a new survey will be undertaken. This involves placing metrocount wires across the section of road for two weeks to monitor speeds. I will email you the metrocount request form to complete. The results of the survey will be provided to you, the local parish council and your Wiltshire Councillor. This will show whether speeding is creating a highway safety problem based on the same criteria used by the Police. Any further action will depend on the results of the survey. If the survey shows that speeding is a problem, then several options are available. Firstly, local people may be invited to set up a community speedwatch, volunteers trained by the Police and provided with equipment by the Area Board. We have seen how effective these schemes can be and we would encourage communities to take part. If the problem is severe the police may add the road to its list of enforcement sites and undertake periodic enforcement action. Should these measures not improve the situation, then the Area Board may be able to consider other measures such as changes to road layouts. However, these are expensive solutions and only used if other measures fail to address the highway safety issue.

CATG Action / Recommendation


Frequent Speeding cars along Wyke road The Down Trowbridge mostly in the school run work run time morning and late afternoon


Issue Location


Street / Location

Wyke Road The Down

Electoral Division

Issue Duration


Who is Affected

any pedestrian and road user and potentially property owners

What has been done so far

This is my first action

What would resolve issue

at least one of the following or similar Strips speed bumps cameras community speed watch police presence

Who needs to come together

Police. Community speedwatch


Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress








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