These are the September 2019 figures showing incoming traffic at the Gables Ave end of the village. In April the monthly figure was 39k and in September it was 47K. Still too many cars doing over 40 and two cars doing 70.
What is SAM2?
It is a vehicle activated sign that displays the speed of an approaching vehicle. If the vehicle exceeds the speed limit a ‘SLOW DOWN’ message is shown, once the limit is exceeded by 10mph the speed is no longer shown and the ‘Slow DOWN’ message remains, this removes the temptation for some drivers to see what speed they can register!
Where can SAM2 be placed?
It is deployed in 20mph and 30mph limits, on stretches of road that are of concern to the community. Ideally we use existing posts, but on occasion a new post might need to be installed to accommodate the sign. We will not place the sign where it will cause an obstruction or be an inappropriate distraction.
The specific sites will be agreed between the community and an officer of Norfolk County Council.
Who owns the SAM2
Over time there have been various funding models, but the signs have become the property and responsibility of the community, usually via the Parish Council.
How long can SAM2 stay in one place?
It can be at one site for 4 weeks and must not return to that site within 8 weeks, which means that for the most effective deployment we need at least three approved sites per sign.
Who moves SAM2
A representative from Southrepps Parish council which has had full training provided by the sign manufacturer.