New sign to slow speeding drivers in Durford Road

By Surrey and Hants News in Transport

A new sign will help put the brakes on speeding motorists in Petersfield thanks to the work of one community group and East Hampshire District Council.

The new Speed Limit Reminder will flash warnings at speeding drivers and record data about traffic movements and speeds.

Paid for by the East Petersfield Community Group, it has been installed in Durford Road, which is a hot-spot for speeding cars, but will regularly be moved to other areas of the town.

Steve Dewey, chairman of the East Petersfield Community Group, said: “Speeding has been a long-running battle in this part of Petersfield, as it is in many other parts of town.

“As a result the group here has raised enough money to buy a speed limit reminder which will help bring speeds down and keep our residents safe.”

Funds for the Speed Limit Reminder, totalling £3,270, were raised with the help of Petersfield councillors on East Hampshire District Council.

Cllr Julie Butler and Cllr Ben Bentley contributed £1,000 each, as did former East Hampshire district councillor Philip Aiston.