New signs in Louth will record data in bid to cut speeding

speed sign
speed sign

Louth is set to welcome two brand new reactive speed signs, which will capture data in a bid to tackle the issue of speeding in town.

Councillors have raised serious concerns over speeding in town at many previous meetings.

At a meeting of Louth Town Council’s Community Resources Committee on October 20, councillors agreed to support the scheme.

Unlike the static reactive signs on Grimsby Road and Horncastle Road, the new signs will be moveable, and will be rotated around the town every few weeks.

The new signs will also record data that can be used to inform the authorities if further action needs to be taken in a particular area.

The cost will be £5,011, which will be funded through £3,000 of the council’s ring-fenced budget for community safety, and a further £2,000 in ‘Big Society Fund’ money from local County Councillors Sarah Dodds 
and John Hough.

Coun Dodds said: “I am really pleased to be able to help fund this initiative.

“When out canvassing, people raised the issue of speeding with me for Church Street, Monks’ Dyke Road, Broadbank, 
and Grimsby Road.

“I hope funding the scheme will be a real help to those residents, and I am really pleased to play a part in a good news story where all councillors are 
working together for the 
good of the town.”

Town councillor Ros Jackson, who argued strongly in favour of the 
data-recording signs, said: “People in my ward are crying out for something to be done about speeding traffic, so the sooner these reactive 
signs are in place, the better.

“I’m tremendously pleased our county councillors have stepped in to help bring this project closer to reality.”