Kill Your Speed, Not Our Villagers

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STAG Public MeetingHow much traffic passes through our village?
This is the result of a Traffic Survey undertaken on ONE DAY in Fore Street 11th July 2018
Traffic Survey Graph
3,239 vehicles per day = 22,673 per week (at least!)
Click HERE to download a full sized graph.


Now we need to discover how many are exceeding the 20mph speed limit
Sidbury has a 20mph limit through the village with signs on the A375 at each end of the village and at Ridgeway, Church Street, Bridge Street and Greenhead.

The aim of this limit is to reduce vehicle speeds to allow for the presence of vulnerable road users; cyclists, children and the elderly.

During one week in April, 2018 a "black box" was installed within the 20 mph zone on Cotford Road.
This graph shows that 88% of drivers ignored the 20 mph speed limit.
Traffic Speed Graph

If a pedestrian is hit at:

  • 40mph there is about a 9 in 10 (90%) chance of being killed or 10% chance of survival.
  • at 35mph there is a 50/50 chance of being killed.
  • at 30mph there is about a 1 in 5 (20%) chance of being killed or 80% chance of survival.
  • at 20mph there is about a 1 in 40 (2.5%) chance of being killed or 97% chance of survival.
(Source Ashton and Mackay 1979)