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  1. 1. HURSLEY PARISH COUNCIL <br />ANNUAL MEETING 23rd MAY 2011<br />COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH (CSW) OVERVIEW<br />By Ian ‘H’ Wells a concerned dad of three<br />Road casualties in Hampshire for 2009 - 54 children under the age of 16 were killed or seriously injured<br />
  2. 2. Key Facts<br />January 2002<br />Hursley 30 Now! campaign a success <br />200 residents supported the Hursley 30 Now! campaign <br />
  3. 3. Key Facts<br />April 2006<br />Serious accident on Main Road Hursley in a 30mph zone!<br />Most of us worry about a loved one being killed on the road, but we also think it will happen to somebody else and not our family. <br />
  4. 4. Key Facts<br />2006/07<br />Iron railings installed on south end of Main Road Hursley<br />An alarming amount of people have experienced serious ‘near misses’ where cars, for example, have mounted the pavement – School Travel Plan 2006. <br />
  5. 5. Key Facts<br /> 85th percentile figures<br />In 2010 @ 34.3 mph<br />In 2008 @ 32.9 mph<br />In 2007 @ 32.5 mph<br />In 2005 @ 30.9 mph<br />At the level of over 35 mph, the Police consider directed enforcement action<br />Traffic Monitoring Survey 2007/08/10 <br />In 2007 there were 39,000 triggers in a ten day period!<br />The first maximum speed limit was the 10 mph limit introduced in the UK in 1861.<br />
  6. 6. Key Facts<br />March 2010<br />flashing speed limit introduced. Now seen in Hursley for 2 weeks in every 10, alternating between  two sites<br />In 1895 Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph!..<br />
  7. 7. Key Facts<br />February 2011<br />White Lining at the South entrance to the village<br />Ladwell 40 mph limit introduced<br />Simple low-cost engineering measures are saving thousands of lives - WHO<br />
  8. 8. Key Facts<br />“there is no suggestion that any of the drivers involved in Helen’s accident were going over the 40 mph limit.  What the problem was was a badly engineered junction/stretch of road that encouraged drivers to overtake despite the proximity to a blind bend.  Pitt is very similar – badly engineered junction encouraging people to go too fast despite vehicles turning” Nick Molden<br />Result of an accident in which Mrs Helen Molden (and Harry) a local Pitt resident ,were involved in, when an car leaving the village from the south end hit her vehicle head on. Thursday 17th Feb 2011.<br />To date<br />9 accidents in and around Hursley have been reported to HVI accident log.<br />If you wonder what would happen if you were to hit a windscreen at 30mph, imagine dropping a watermelon from a three-storey building.<br />
  9. 9. Key Facts<br />Blueprint Survey 2010<br />“speed & amount of traffic on the main road in Hursley. Crossing this road in the morning with 2 children is always a problem & there is no crossing point”<br />“the road through the village is very busy which the villagers accept, however, the speed of vehicles driving through remains a concern. There have been several recent accidents. More needs to be done to improve road safety and enforce speed limit” <br />“Speed limit should even be reduced to 20mph in the school area. Also the provision of a pedestrian crossing should be looked at again possibly in the location of the Dolphin pub”<br />….and lots more comments relating to the amount of traffic and related speed<br />“735 children, aged nine to 11, were surveyed in schools across the South of England, with startling results demonstrating lack of parental concern for many children’s safety”. Brake<br />
  10. 10. What is CSW?<br />CSW can only operate on roads with a speed <br />limit of 30 mph and under. Community volunteers work alongside<br />Hampshire Constabulary officers to identify vehicles which <br />exceed the speed limit.<br />For every 1mph average speeds are reduced, collisions reduce by five per cent<br />
  11. 11. The CSW scheme would form part of an overall HPC Road Safety strategy.<br />It gives communities the opportunity to help themselves, working in partnership with the local police, following a strict code of practice<br />CSW is not a vigilantly group with an agenda of “bagging” as many speeding car as possible.<br />CSW is about, raising AWARENESS of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.<br />More than 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes every year - WHO<br />
  12. 12. how does it work?<br />It is estimated that the 20mph zones could have the potential to prevent up to 700 casualties in London alone!<br />
  13. 13. What will it cost?<br />Minivisor device (commonly used by SpeedWatch projects around UK) robust/tripod mounted/downloadable readout plus large visual display/rechargeable batteries £2600 (VAT Included)<br />Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. - Albert Einstein<br />
  14. 14. Volunteers must be aged at least 17 years and each <br />scheme needs a minimum of six volunteers.<br />Volunteers<br />Keen applicants will need to complete an application form and vetting process which can take up to six weeks to clear. Specialist training will be given to volunteers and any local travelling or out of pocket expenses will be covered..<br />Community volunteers working on the roadside will be given use of high visibility jackets, wet weather equipment, road side signs and equipment to monitor speed and record vehicle details. Volunteers will be covered under Hampshire Constabulary’s public liability insurance for roadside working.<br />Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~ Dr. Seuss.<br />
  15. 15. HVI - Community Speed Watch Survey Feb 2011<br />Britain has one of the best road safety records in the world for both adults and children. But despite this, children on foot are more likely to be killed in road accidents in Britain than in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany the Netherlands Spain or Sweden<br />
  16. 16. Is CSW what we want ? are there other alternatives?<br />Static flashing sign<br />Landscaping of the village entrances<br />'20 is plenty' at the school end of the village <br />Re engineering <br />Pedestrian crossing<br />Extending the railings<br />I have a number of alternatives, and each one gives me something different. Glenn Hoddle<br />
  17. 17. Ears Open<br />Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. - Andre Gide.<br />
  18. 18. What’s next?<br />Meeting of the HPC – Road Safety Committee - Wednesday 8th June at 7pm – Parish Hall<br />
  19. 19. Questions?<br />Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss<br />
  20. 20. The Take Away<br />We should not forget what has been achieved by many to date<br />We should understand if CSW is what is needed in our village<br />We should raise awareness as to road safety whenever appropriate<br />We should fully develop a village road safety strategy <br />Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~ Dr. Seuss.<br />
  21. 21. Acknowledgement<br /> <br /><ul><li>All photos used in this presentation are the sole property of their respective creators.
  22. 22. I extend my thanks to all of them for using their pictures for the purpose of this presentation.</li></ul> <br />Road Safety Week! 21-27 November 2011<br />

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