Speed Reduction

Grimston Parish Council with supporting grants from Norfolk County Council has purchased two  mobile Speed Activated Signs (SAM2) with the aim of reminding drivers to keep within the speed limit in those areas where residents have reported issues with speeding vehicles.  The SAM2 is a vehicle-activated sign that displays the speed of an approaching vehicle. The unit also records the volume of vehicles and the speeds at which they are travelling. This data is then reviewed, when there is an excess of speeding vehicles the information is passed to the Police for further action.

Pedestrians stand a much better chance of survival if your speed is lower.
-at 40 mph there is a 90 percent chance they will be killed.
-at 35 mph there is a 50 percent chance they will be killed.
-at 30 mph there is a 20 percent chance they will be killed.
-at 20 mph there is a 2.5 percent chance they will be killed.

The SAM2 is deployed at sites that have been approved by Norfolk County Council.  The unit can be at one site for up to 4 weeks but must not return to that site within 8 weeks. The movement of the sign ensures that regular drivers do not become over-familiar with the warning.  The Parish Council has a small team of volunteers who safely move the sign from each location.

Figures – January           Congham Road        Leziate Drove East 50 
Figures – February          Lynn Road B            Leziate Drove West 50


Figures – January           Lynn Road A             Vong Lane
Figures – February         Chapel Road N           Congham Road
Figures – March              Lynn Road B             Leziate Drove50West
Figures – April                Leziate Drove30         Low Road
Figures – May                 Gayton Road In         Chapel Road S
Figures – June                Chapel Road N           Vong Lane N 
Figures – July                 Leziate Drove50East  Lynn Road A
Figures – August           Leziate Drove50West   Congham Road
Figures-  September     Lynn Road B                Low Road
Figures – October          Chapel Road S           Gayton Road Out
Figures -November       Chapel Road N           Leziate Drove30 
Figures – December         Lynn Road A            Vong Lane