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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:

Speed Watch

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

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