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Chelford Road Safety Update

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The team of Speedwatch volunteers has begun monitoring sessions in the centre of the village and these will continue weekly at varying times of the day. Already their presence has had a significant impact on average speeds, although regrettably 13 vehicles were recorded as exceeding the 30mph limit during the first two sessions, the worst being 42mph. The main aim of the sessions is not to catch out drivers, but to encourage them to stay within the required limit. However, where vehicles do exceed the limit the team is duty bound to report them to the police, who will then consider what action to take.

Of interest is the fact that the Speedwatch team keeps a count of all traffic going through the village whilst on duty. In the two one hour sessions carried out so far, over 500 vehicles passed through which is significant.

Residents will have noticed that the crossing has been upgraded after numerous requests from the Parish Council. Much brighter led beacons have been installed and the led posts are now pointing in the right direction (although one has been reported as not working). Cheshire East has laid an anti skid surface on both sides of the road and judging by the latest tyre evidence, they seem to be working.

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