SID comes to town

SID (sometimes known as SAM) has been installed by Westcotec Ltd, in Tunstead. SID is a vehicle Speed Indicator Device.

A Westcotec’s SID in use

As you know, Tunstead’s through roads Anchor Street and Market Street have long suffered from speeding motorists. To help combat this, the parish council with financial support from The Parish Partnership Scheme sponsored by the Highway department of Norfolk County Council, have purchased and installed the SID. The intension of installing such a device is to inform and educate drivers of the speed constraints within our village. Whilst SID does not hold any punitive measures in itself, it is felt that it will be a useful tool in educating motorists and help reduce speeding in our village.

SID at one of its four locations in our village

The device can be quickly installed and secured in any of four locations in our village. The system is moved on every few weeks so to provide a dynamic indication of a vehicle’s speed, without it being seen as yet another piece of street furniture.

The parish council is looking for volunteers to move and reinstall the device in different locations. Installation only takes five minutes (if that), so the task in itself is not arduous. The device is run on a battery which needs to be kept charged, so a second battery has been supplied by Westcotec, along with its own battery charger which plugs into an ordinary mains socket. Once the existing battery is run down, the replacement is used and the original recharged. If you have a few spare minutes, and a spare mains socket please contact us to join the team of volunteers and help reduce speeding through our village.

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