Speed Check Results
Speed Watch vs MVAS | MVAS Map | Cambridge Road | Main Street | St Neot’s Road
Speed Watch vs MVAS
We have two operations going on in the village, with respect to vehicle speed monitoring – they have different outcomes and fall under two different stakeholder . It’s not just the flashing box. The table below gives a brief comparison:
MVAS (Moveable Vehicle Activated Sign)
|Police activity||Highways Activity|
|Speed Reduction Education tool but with specific offenders information provided to the Police||Speed Reduction and Education tool but with general traffic counts and speeds provided to Highways|
|Require 3 volunteers to be present at display.
|Requires volunteers only to put the displays up/relocate and collect the data|
|Display is used on a tripod so can be anywhere in the village authorised by the Police
|Display is on fixed posts – can be lighting columns if permission obtained from column owner. Locations guided by Highways|
|A session lasts around two hours but is only regulated by the time volunteers can offer.
|Session lasts 28 days then post should be moved|
|Volunteers collect vehicle registration numbers and speed of offenders and the data goes to the Police Business Unit for action
Offenders get letters from the police explaining where they are going wrong. Repeat offenders will get a second letter. More offences get police action
|Volunteers collect the data , checks the equipment.
No specific data on offenders collected.
|Effective while in place, speeds revert to form when Speed Watch goes. Feedback from Police is that 90% of registrations who get a first letter, do not get a second.||Effective in reducing speeds of those who are around 10mph above the limit.
Effect wears off with familiarity, so units tend to be moved
|Speedwatch displays all speeds so volunteers can record them for reporting. Highest speed displayed gets reported – not just the speed as the braking vehicle goes past the display||MVAS display does not display speeds above a certain level, but rather a warning sign.
MVAS can also be run with the LEDs off
MVAS Map in Hardwick
Cambrige Road results