INTERACTIVE signs to stop speeding on Hyndburn’s roads have been given the go-ahead.
Lancashire County Council has approved plans to install two £4,500 speed indication devices (SPIDs) in Stanhill Road, Stanhill, and Blackburn Old Road, Great Harwood.
Both areas have been an area of concern for fed-up residents for some time.
Similar signs are also being considered for Willows Lane, Accrington, where problems with drivers losing control have caused accidents and damage to property and parked cars, and near Lyndon House in Harwood Lane, Great Harwood, used by the elderly and infirm.
Currently there is a traditional Elderly Pedestrians warning sign, but it is believed an interactive sign would have a greater effect on speeders.
County Councillor Susan Shorrock, who sits on Great Harwood Area Council, welcomed the move on Blackburn Old Road.
She said: “I think these signs are an extremely good idea. I am interested to see if they do make a difference.
“We have had concerns from residents. A number of motorists have been speeding along the road and there have been a few accidents, especially near the cricket club.
“Other ideas have not worked. Lines have been put down but they didn’t solve it.”
The Lancashire Local committee for Hyndburn has approved half of the £4,500 funding from its budget and the rest is being met by Lancashire County Council’s highways department.
The signs can feature a number of messages including Slow Down, flash up the speed of passing cars or show a speed camera symbol to warn motorists. The exact locations of the signs are still to be confirmed.